Advances in Social Cognition Research


Serena R. Nasato (Editor)

Series: Psychology Research Progress
BISAC: PSY008000

Research on social cognition is largely comprised of self-reported judgments and impressions about internal and external information. Both verbal and nonverbal behaviors are subject to stylistic biases in how people express themselves, often confounding the ability to reliably measure (non-communicative) cognitive processes and mechanisms.

This book begins by discussing the gender differences and ethnicity-related differences in communicative styles and their potential to influence basic findings in social psychological studies. It then continues to discuss the social cognition, everyday problems and working capacity in persons with schizophrenia; causes, experiences and outcomes of anger; rumination, and emotional perceptions of depression; the influence of language complexity and style of perceived self-reflection and truthfulness; and universal and cultural processes in theory on mind (ToM) development. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Sex Differences in Social Cognition Responses Are Associated with Peer Network Structures and Ethnic Backgrounds
Jacob M. Vigil, Patrick Coulombe and Chance R. Strenth (University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA)

Chapter 2. Social Cognition, Everyday Problems and Working Capacity in Persons with Schizophrenia: Outcomes from the Real World
Alessandro De Risio (NHS, Unit of Psychiatry of Portogruaro, Health Trust, Community Mental Health Centre of Portogruaro, Venezia, Italy)

Chapter 3. Reading about Persons: The Mental Representation of Person Descriptions
Sabine Krolak-Schwerdt, Julia Kneer, Margret Wintermantel and Nadine Junker (Université du Luxembourg, Faculté des Lettres, des Sciences Humaines, des Arts et des Sciences de l’Education)

Chapter 4. Anger: Causes, Experience and Outcomes of the Mercurial Emotion
Jo Secher, Joshua Jackson and Jamin Halberstadt (University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand)

Chapter 5. Do You See What I See? Rumination, Construal and Emotion Perception in Depression
Azra Jahanitabesh and Jamin Halberstadt (Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand)

Chapter 6. Truth in Text: The Influence of Language Complexity and Style on Perceived Self-Reflection and Truthfulness
Helen E. Owen and Jamin Halberstadt (Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand)

Chapter 7. Universal and Cultural Processes in Theory-of-Mind Development: Insights from Israeli Preschool Children
Margalit Ziv, Mati Zakai-Mashiach, Michal Al-Yagon and Esther Dromi (AlQasemi- Academic College of Education, Baka El Garbiya, Israel)


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