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Neurosociology

The Nexus Between Neuroscience and Social Psychology

Authors: Franks, David

  • The first book to approach sociology and neuroscience
  • Describes for a sociological audience what neuroscience can add to their research - especially social psychologists
  • The author, David Franks, is one of the first sociologists to research and publish on this new field of study
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About this book

Recently, neuroscientists have presented new research which has a direct impact on many areas of Social Psychology.  In this innovative volume, the author explores the nexus of Social Psychology and Neuroscience with relation to:


-The Human "Self"
-The Social Nature of the Mind
-Socialization and Language Acquisition
-Role-Taking/Theory of Mind
-Consciousness
-Intersubjectivity
-Balanced Social Constructionism
-Human Agency
-The Effect of Emotion on Rational Decision-Making

This groundbreaking work integrates areas of George Herbert Mead's social behaviorism with current neuroscience.  The chapters in this volume demonstrate how current work on mirror neurons supports the basic tenets of the American pragmatists' focus on the priority of motor behavior. 

Reviews

From the reviews:

“The intent of this book is to break down ‘the walls between sociology and neuroscience to the benefit of both’ … . clearly intended for sociological social psychologists. … How successful was this book in achieving the relevant depth and comprehensiveness of the issue raised above? Very successful in both respects. … this book clearly identifies and explains the pivotal issues in this literature. … the author has done an excellent as well as timely job in drawing out these implications.” (Paul Tibbetts, The Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol. 86 (3), September, 2011)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Franks, David D.

    Pages 1-19

  • The Evolution of the Human Brain

    Franks, David D.

    Pages 21-37

  • What Is Social About the Human Brain?

    Franks, David D.

    Pages 39-61

  • The New Unconscious: Agency and Awareness

    Franks, David D.

    Pages 63-84

  • Mirror Neurons: A Return to Pragmatism and Implications for an Embodied Intersubjectivity

    Franks, David D.

    Pages 85-104

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-5531-9
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-5530-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4899-8272-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Neurosociology
Book Subtitle
The Nexus Between Neuroscience and Social Psychology
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-5531-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-5531-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-5530-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8272-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 216
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