Social Neuroscience provides an updated and critically important survey of contemporary social neuroscience research. In response to recent advances in the field, this book speaks to the various ways that basic biological functions shape and underlie social behavior. The book also shows how an understanding of neuroscience, physiology, genetics, and endocrinology can foster a fuller, more consilient understanding of social behavior and of the person. These collected chapters cover traditional and contemporary social psychology topics that have received conceptual and empirical attention from social neuroscience approaches. While the focus of the chapters is demonstrating how social neuroscience methods contribute to understanding social psychological topics, they also cover a wide range of social neuroscience methods, including hormones, functional magnetic resonance imaging, electroencephalography, event-related brain potentials, cardiovascular responses, and genetics.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 286
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
A comprehensive sample of the most productive social neuroscience research programs, this volume is a go-to resource for expert and novice alike.
-Susan T. Fiske, Eugene Higgins Professor, Psychology & Public Affairs, Princeton University
In the crowded field of social neuroscience it is a high bar to achieve a resource book that provides comprehensive, contemporary, and accessible information. Social Neuroscience doesn't just meet that high bar, it stares down at the abyss to glimpse the bar far below. Spanning measures from electrical signals in the brain to sweaty palms to chemical signals coursing through the body, this book covers the essential biology, but links to the mind are the primary focus. Exploring topics from love, sex, and temptation to conflict, frustration, and hate and everything in between, this book provides the quintessential resource for every student and scholar who seeks to understand the mind-brain connection.
-Wendy Berry Mendes, PhD, Sarlo-Ekman Professor of Emotion, UC San Francisco
In a rich baker's dozen of scholarly chapters, Social Neuroscience comes to life through luminaries in the field. Its integrations of existential social processes and brain dynamics reflect a giant step in our scientific understanding of human behavior, based on deep mammalian foundations. This is must-read for all who aspire to a deeper understanding of our uniquely social human brains and the cognitive complexities that arise from our underlying animalian-emotional nature.
-Jaak Panksepp, Professor and Baily Endowed Chair of Animal Well-Being Science, Washington State University