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Cognition research and theory has become a major focus of attention within academic psychology over the past 15 years. However, most social cognition research has tended to focus on the social thinker in isolation, neglecting the impact of social interactions on cognition. A cutting-edge collection from integral figures in social cognition and small group fields, What's Social About Social Cognition? fills a lapse in the literature while exploring social phenomena within small groups. Significantly augmented from a special issue of Small Group Research, this volume answers the demand for a greater social emphasis in social cognition research by examining decision making, prejudices, motivations, emotions, and reciprocal influences between and among small group members. And while the entire book provides a springboard for research to come ...

Salient Group Memberships and Persuasion: The Role of Social Identity in the Validation of Beliefs
Salient group memberships and persuasion: The role of social identity in the validation of beliefs
S. AlexanderHaslam
CraigMcgarty
John C.Turner

As other contributors to this volume note, failure to take into account the distinct nature of social cognition has been quite widespread in social psychological research. In large part, this can be seen to ...

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