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Sociophysiology

  • William M. Waid

Part of the Springer Series in Social Psychology book series (SSSOC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Biological Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. William M. Waid
      Pages 3-20
    3. Robert M. Stern, William J. Ray
      Pages 21-45
    4. Arne Öhman, Ulf Dimberg
      Pages 47-86
    5. Ross A. Thompson, Ann M. Frodi
      Pages 87-113
  3. Physiology of Social Cognition, Perception, Learning, and Memory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Edward S. Katkin, Jim Blascovich, Marlon R. Koenigsberg
      Pages 117-138
    3. Mark P. Zanna, Richard A. Detweiler, James M. Olson
      Pages 163-195
  4. Physiology and Social Behavior

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. John B. Gormly
      Pages 199-223
    3. Brendan Gail Rule, Andrew R. Nesdale
      Pages 225-248
    4. Lawrence F. Van Egeren
      Pages 249-282
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 283-301

About this book

Introduction

Research on the interactions of social psychological and physiological processes has become a major focus of interest among psychologists in the past two decades. The study of these interactions deserves a central role in psychology because bi­ ological determinants of complex behavior are often postulated, or even assumed, and, conversely, pathophysiological processes are often vaguely attributed to psy­ chological or social processes, such as stress. Sociophysiology was designed to bring together in one volume a representative sample of the broad range of work currently being done in the area of social psychophysiology. Some of the chapters provide a review of the literature while others focus more specifically on current programs of research. All provide new insights into basic relationships and several provide broad integrative schemes. Sociophysiology can serve as a text for both graduate and higher level under­ graduate courses in psychophysiology or social psychology. The authors represented provide an extensive overview of the discipline and are in the forefront of stimulating further theoretical and empirical development.

Keywords

Arousal Interaktion Psychophysiologie psychology therapy

Editors and affiliations

  • William M. Waid
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Pennsylvania HospitalUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.New Jersey Psychological InstituteFreeholdUSA

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