social cognition

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Unformatted text preview: Date: 29/3/2011 Psych213 Winter 2011, Prof Ristic Copyright Noti ce. For individual use only. The slides may not be copied, distributed or disseminated in any form without written permission. Social Cognition 11 Psych213 Winter 2011, Prof Ristic 8/4/11 Overview Psych213 Winter 2011, Prof Ristic 2Slide Number 2 Reading journal articles Social cognition Social cognition and the brain Social neuroscience Psych213 Winter 2011, Prof Ristic 8/4/11 Reading journal articles Psych213 Winter 2011, Prof Ristic 3Slide Number 3 Primary source of scientific information Distributed to academic community free of charge (online and in print) Subscription vs free access Psych213 Winter 2011, Prof Ristic 8/4/11 Reading journal articles Psych213 Winter 2011, Prof Ristic 4Slide Number 4 Impact factors: the number of times average article from a particular journal has been cited ( as a flawed methodology, this may not be true test) Readability index: allows you to calculate the readibility index of a passage or a sentence 90-100easily understood by 11th grade student 60-70easily understood by 13-15 yr olds 0-30understood only by academic graduates E.g., Readers digest=65 Time magazine=52 Journal articles<30 Psych213 Winter 2011, Prof Ristic 8/4/11 Reading journal articles Psych213 Winter 2011, Prof Ristic 5Slide Number 5 Types of articles Peer reviewed: Primary source: reporting data; original contribution to science, ie novel findings Review articles: summary of literature by an author No peer review Edited book chapters: summary of literature on a particular topic Textbooks Psych213 Winter 2011, Prof Ristic 8/4/11 Social cognition Psych213 Winter 2011, Prof Ristic 6Slide Number 6 Adolphs: processes that subserve behavior in response to conspecifics (individuals of same species) and especially those higher level processes that subserve very flexible diverse social behaviors seen in primates, esp. humans. Psych213 Winter 2011, Prof Ristic 8/4/11 Social cognition Psych213 Winter 2011, Prof Ristic 7Slide Number 7 What kind of processes does social cognition examine? Classes of emotions serving communicative functions (e.g., shame, guilt) Types of signals enabling social communication (e.g., relating to others, how do we read other peoples intentions?) Types of social judgment Understanding mental states of others Psych213 Winter 2011, Prof Ristic 8/4/11 Social cognition Psych213 Winter 2011, Prof Ristic 8Slide Number 8 Evolutionary perspective Superior social skills were at a premium Development of mechanisms for social cooperation, altruism as well as coercion and manipulation Psych213 Winter...
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