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Neuroscientists and cognitive scientists have collaborated for more than a decade with the common goal of understanding how the mind works. These collaborations have helped unravel puzzles of the mind, including aspects of perception, imagery, attention, and memory. Many aspects of the mind, however, require a more comprehensive approach to reveal the mystery of mind-brain connections. Attraction, altruism, speech recognition, affiliation, attachment, attitudes, identification, kin recognition, cooperation, competition, empathy, sexuality, communication, dominance, persuasion, obedience, morality, contagion, nurturance, violence, and person memory are just a few. Through classic and contemporary articles and reviews, Social Neuroscience: Key Readings illustrates the complementary nature of social, cognitive, and biological levels of analysis and how research integrating these levels can foster more comprehensive theories of the mechanisms underlying complex behavior and the mind.
"Social neuroscience is, arguably, the most revolutionary forward-looking development in 21st century science. Nothing compares with its ability to integrate mind, body, and social behavior. Social Neuroscience: Key Readings puts the teeth into that potential as no other contribution has to date. It is must reading for any scientist in this area.
." -- Shelley E. Taylor, University of California at Los Angeles
"There has been rapid growth in using neuroscience methods to understand social cognition and behavior. John Cacioppo and Gary Berntson perform the valuable task of sifting through this vast interdisciplinary literature for papers that illuminate the workings of the social brain. With enlightening and lucid introductions, the editors bring together a superb collection of recent papers relevant to the core issues of social neuroscience. This reader is perfect for any advanced undergraduate course or graduate seminar and is also of great value to academics seeking a concise introduction to this burgeoning literature.
." -- Todd F. Heatherton, Dartmouth College
"This is the place to start if you want to find out what social neuroscience is. The editors have done a superb job in assembling the fundamental and foundational works in the field. This book should be required reading for all graduate students in psychology -- and for all researchers and teachers who want to keep up with cutting-edge developments in the field.
." -- Stephen M. Kosslyn, Harvard University
About the Editors
Volume Overview: Analyses of the Social Brain through the Lens of Human Brain Imaging
John T. Cacioppo & Gary G. Berntson
The Brain Determines Social Behavior
Reading 1: The Return of Phineas Gage: Clues about the Brain from the Skull of a Famous Patient
Hanna Damasio, Thomas Grabowski, Randall Frank, Albert M. Galaburda & Antonio R. Damasio
Reading 2: Impairment of Social and Moral Behavior Related to Early Damage in Human Prefrontal Cortex
Steven W. Anderson, Antoine Bechara, Hanna Damasio, Daniel Tranel & Antonio R. Damasio
Dissociable Systems for Attention, Emotion, and Social Knowledge
Reading 3: Dissociable Prefrontal Brain Systems for Attention and Emotion
Hiroshi Yamasaki, Kevin S. LaBar & Gregory McCarthy
Reading 4: Distinct Neural Systems Subserve Person and Object Knowledge
Jason P. Mitchell, Todd F. Heatherton & C. Neil Macrae
Reading 5: Functional Networks in Emotional Moral and Nonmoral Social Judgments
Jorge Moll, Ricardo de Oliveira-Souza, Ivanei E. Bramati & Jordan Grafman
Dissociable Systems for Face and Object Processing
Reading 6: Stages of Processing in Face Perception: An MEG Study
Jia Liu, Alison Harris & Nancy Kanwisher
Reading 7: Distributed and Overlapping Representations of Faces and Objects in Ventral Temporal Cortex
James V. Haxby, M. Ida Gobbini, Maura L Furey, Alumit Ishai, Jennifer L. Schouten & Pietro Pietrini
Dissociable Systems for the Perception of Biological Movement
Reading 8: Brain Areas Active during Visual Perception of Biological Motion
Emily D. Grossman & Randolph Blake
Reading 9: Electrophysiology and Brain Imaging of Biological Motion
Aina Puce & David Perrett
Biological Movement: From Perception to Imitation and Emotion
Reading 10: Action Observation Activates Premotor and Parietal Areas in a Somatotopic Manner: An fMRI Study
G. Buccino, F. Binkofski, G.R. Fink, L. Fadiga, L. Fogassi, V. Gallese, R.J. Seitz, K. Zilles, G. Rizzolatti & H.J. Freund
Reading 11: Neural Mechanisms of Empathy in Humans: A Relay from Neural Systems for Imitation to Limbic Areas
Laurie Carr, Marco Iacoboni, Marie-Charlotte Dubeau, John C. Mazziotta & Gian Luigi Lenzi
Animacy, Causality, and Theory of Mind
Reading 12: Movement and Mind: A Functional Imaging Study of Perception and Interpretation of Complex Intentional Movement Patterns
Fulvia Castelli, Francesca Happé, Uta Frith & Chris Frith
Reading 13: People Thinking about Thinking People: The Role of the Temporo-Parietal Junction in "Theory of Mind"
R. Saxe & Nancy Kanwisher
Social Perception and Cognition: Multiple Routes
Reading 14: Neural Correlates of the Automatic Processing of Threat Facial Signals
Adam K. Anderson, Kalina Christoff, David Panitz, Eve De Rosa & John D.E. Gabrieli
Reading 15: Automatic and Intentional Brain Responses during Evaluation of Trustworthiness of Faces
J.S. Winston, B.A. Strange, J.O. O'Doherty & R.J. Dolan
Reading 16: The Neural Basis of Economic Decision-Making in the Ultimatum Game
Alan G. Sanfey, James K. Rilling, Jessica A. Aronson, Leigh E. Nystrom & Jonathan D. Cohen
Reading 17: Exploring the Neurological Substrate of Emotional and Social Intelligence
Reuven Bar-On, Daniel Tranel, Natalie L. Denburg & Antoine Bechara
Biological Does Not Mean Predetermined: Reciprocal Influences of Social and Biological Processes
Reading 18: Social Dominance in Monkeys: Dopamine D2 Receptors and Cocaine Self-Administration
Drake Morgan, Kathleen A. Grant, H. Donald Gage, Robert H. Mach, Jay R. Kaplan, Osric Prioleau, Susan H. Nader, Nancy Buchheimer, Richard L. Ehrenkaufer & Michael A. Nader
Reading 19: Rethinking Feelings: An fMRI Study of the Cognitive Regulation of Emotion
Kevin N. Ochsner, Silvia A. Bunge, James J. Gross & John D.E. Gabrieli
Appendix: How to Read a Journal Article in Social Psychology
Christian H. Jordan and Mark P. Zanna
“Given the need to be selective and to provide a coherent perspective on each theme within a single book, the editors have generally tackled a difficult brief extremely well. The breadth and depth make a volume suitable for use in many final-year and masters-degree courses in social psychology. It also provides an ideal introduction to top-level original research articles that should motivate students to pursue the current literature in a more targeted way. […] This is an excellent series that will provide an invaluable compendium of the themes that have dominated the 20th Century.” - Diane Houston, University of Kent, in the Times Higher Education Supplement
The aim of the series is to make available to senior undergraduate and graduate students key articles in each area of social psychology in an attractive, user-friendly format.
Many professors want to encourage their students to engage directly with research in their fields, yet this can often be daunting for students coming to detailed study of a topic for the first time.
Moreover, declining library budgets mean that articles are not always readily available, and course packs can be expensive and time-consuming to produce.
Key Readings in Social Psychology aims to address this need by providing comprehensive volumes, each one of which is edited by a senior and active researcher in the field.
Articles are carefully chosen to illustrate the way the field has developed historically as well as current issues and research directions.
Each volume has a similar structure that includes: