Social Cognition

By Donald C. Pennington

© 2000 – Routledge

216 pages

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About the Book

Social Cognition looks at the way in which humans interpret, analyse and remember information about the social world. Topics covered include: attribution, social schemas and social representations, prejudice and discrimination. Suitable for the AQA-A A2 and AQA-B AS level examintation, mnd students studying social cognition for the first time at undergraduate level.

Series Details

The Routledge Modular Psychology Series is a completely new approach to introductory level psychology, tailor-made for the new modular style of teaching. Each book covers a topic in more detail than any large textbook can, allowing teacher and student to select material exactly to suit any particular course or project. Especially written for those students new to higher-level study, whether at school, college or university, the books include the following designed features to help with technique:

  • Practice essays with specialist commentary to show how to achieve a higher grade
  • Chapter summaries and summaries of key research
  • Glossary and further reading
  • Progress and review exercises.

Reviews

'The use of everyday examples throughout was very helpful. I particularly liked the inclusion of a study aids chapter, and within this the student essays with comments - a really valuable innovation, which could … usefully be read by undergraduate students too' - Ruth Green, Staffordshire University

Table of Contents

Introduction to Social Cognition. Attribution Theory: Concepts and Models. Attribution Theory: Accuracy and Error. Social Schemas and Social Representations. Prejudice and Discrimination: Cognitive Perspectives. Social Cognition: Development Extensions and Applications Study Aids. Glossary. References. Index

About the Author

Donald C. Pennington is a Chief Examiner for A-level Psychology and Pro-Vice Chancellor of Coventry University.

About the Series

Routledge Modular Psychology

The Routledge Modular Psychology series is a completely new approach to introductory level psychology, tailor made to the new modular style of teaching.

Each short book covers a topic in more detail than any large textbook can, allowing teacher and student to select material exactly to suit any particular course or project.

The books have been written especially for those students new to higher level study, whether at school home, college or university.

They include specially designed features to help with technique, such as model essay at an average level with an examiners comments to show how extra marks can be gained. The authors are all examiners and teachers at introductory level.

The Routledge modular texts are all user friendly and accessible and include the following features:

  • Practice essays with specialist commentary to show how to achieve a higher grade
  • Chapter summaries to assist with revision
  • Progress and review exercises
  • Glossary of key terms
  • Summaries of key research
  • Further reading to stimulate ongoing study and research
  • Website addresses for additional information
  • Cross-referencing to other books in the series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY000000
PSYCHOLOGY / General
PSY031000
PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology