Contents
List of illustrations xiii
Acknowledgements xvii
1Introduction to social cognition1
What is social cognition? 1
Social cognition and social psychology3
Social cognition and cognitive psychology3
Historical perspective 4
Three principles of social cognition 5
People as cognitive misers6
Spontaneous and deliberative thought6
Self-esteem7
Critical comment 7
About this book 8
Summary 9
Further reading 9
2Attribution of causality I: concepts and theories11
What are attributions? 11
The basics 12
Internal and external causes13
Spontaneous and deliberative attributions14
Voluntary and non-voluntary behaviour16

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Routledge Modular Psychology ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents ix
  • Illustrations xiii
  • Acknowledgements xvii
  • 1 - Introduction to Social Cognition 1
  • 2 - Attribution of Causality I: Concepts and Theories 11
  • 3 - Attribution of Causality II: Accuracy and Error 37
  • 4 - Social Perception 61
  • 5 - Prejudice and Discrimination 91
  • Further Reading 125
  • 6 - Social Cognition 127
  • 7 - Study Aids 147
  • Glossary 161
  • Bibliography 173
  • Index 189
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