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Affect and Culture  

Manfred Holodynski and Wolfgang Friedlmeier

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May 2012
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Nov 2012
The chapter starts with an overview of the ongoing debate between evolutionary and culture-relativistic approaches and their contributions to describing and explaining cultural ... More

Assessing interactivity in computer-mediated research  

Sheizaf Rafaeli and Yaron Ariel

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Feb 2009
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Sep 2012
Interactivity is not unique to computers or networks and cannot be reserved solely for the discussion of so-called ‘New Media’. Restricting analysis of interactivity to the domain of ... More

Attitude change and social influence on the net  

Kai Sassenberg and Kai J. Jonas

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Feb 2009
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Sep 2012
This article summarizes how social influence can be exerted in computer-mediated communication (CMC). It outlines research on short-term effects of CMC on attitudes and behaviour, rather ... More

Automaticity  

Ap Dijksterhuis

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Aug 2013
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Oct 2013
This chapter on automaticity centers around two distinctions that are vital for understanding human behavior: The first is that some behavior is voluntary, whereas other behavior is ... More

The Bilingual Brain: Language, Culture, and Identity  

Nairán Ramírez-Esparza and Adrián García-Sierra

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Jul 2014
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Jan 2014
This chapter reviews studies of the bilingual brain from a variety of disciplines, employing multiple theoretical approaches and methodologies. For example, developmental psychologists and ... More

Bilingual Word Access  

Elin Runnqvist, Kristof Strijkers, and Albert Costa

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Apr 2014
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Jul 2014
A challenge for any model of bilingual word access is to explain how speakers are able to select words from the intended language without experiencing intrusions from the coactivated ... More

Bodily Mediated Coordination, Collaboration, and Communication in Music Performance  

Jane Davidson and Mary C. Broughton

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Jan 2016
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Feb 2015
The psychological study of the body in musical performance is a rich area with a wide range of applications for performers and teachers alike. In this chapter, some of the ways in which ... More

Challenges to an Evolutionary Perspective on Religion  

Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi

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Jun 2016
The evolutionary perspective on religion proposes that religious ideation is natural and plausible because of innate mechanisms, the product of evolution, that lead humans to imagine ... More

Characterizing online groups  

David P. Brandon and Andrea B. Hollingshead

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Feb 2009
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Sep 2012
The proliferation of information and communication technologies has fostered dramatic growth in both the number and variety of online groups over the past fifteen years. Such growth ... More

Cherished Memories: Autobiographical Memory and the Self  

Denise R. Beike

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Aug 2013
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Oct 2013
The self—the abstract concept of the first person and its characteristics—and autobiographical memory—memory for discrete episodes in one’s own life—have long been thought to be linked. ... More

Cognitive and Social Aspects of Coherence  

Rachel Giora

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Sep 2014
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Jul 2014
This chapter outlines the conditions for coherence of informative discourses. It reviews a number of factors that seem to influence the degree of coherence of such non-narrative ... More

Collaboration and Helping as Cultural Practices  

Angélica López, Behnosh Najafi, Barbara Rogoff, and Rebeca Mejía-Arauz

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May 2012
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Nov 2012
This chapter examines children's collaboration and helping from the perspective that understanding prosocial development requires attention to the cultural practices and values in which ... More

Communication and Language Use in Social Cognition  

Yoshihisa Kashima and Ying Lan

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Aug 2013
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Oct 2013
Communication is a fundamental mechanism for the constitution of the social world. This chapter argues that social communication involves a two-way transmission of information typically ... More

Computer-mediated communication and social identity  

Russell Spears, Martin Lea, and Tom Postmes

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Feb 2009
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Sep 2012
This article argues that social identities not only populate computer-mediated communication (CMC) and the Internet, but they often thrive there, both by designation (of identity: the ... More

Consumer Information Processing  

Frank R. Kardes and Robert S. Wyer Jr.

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Aug 2013
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Oct 2013
Many of the principles that underlie consumer judgment and decision making are similar to those that have been identified in research on social information processing. However, unique ... More

Context effects in Internet surveys: New issues and evidence  

Jolene D. Smyth, Don A. Dillman, and Leah Melani Christian

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Feb 2009
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Sep 2012
This article first presents a definition of context effects that eliminates from consideration factors beyond the control of survey researchers yet is sufficiently broad to incorporate ... More

Contextual Variation in Adults’ Emotion Regulation During Everyday Problem Solving  

Michelle A. Skinner, Cynthia A. Berg, and Bert N. Uchino

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Jun 2014
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May 2014
This chapter reviews research on the contextual variation that is seen in how older adults experience and regulate emotion evoked by interpersonal problem solving. It begins by exploring ... More

Countering False Beliefs: An Analysis of the Evidence and Recommendations of Best Practices for the Retraction and Correction of Scientific Misinformation  

Man-pui Sally Chan, Christopher Jones, and Dolores Albarracín

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Jun 2017
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Jun 2017
Although false beliefs about science are at the core of theory and practice in the field of scientific communication, correction and retraction of misinformation entail a complex and ... More

Critical Note: How Revisionary are 4E Accounts of Social Cognition?  

Mitchell Herschbach

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Sep 2018
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Oct 2018
I argue that the chapters in this section only modestly challenge the “traditional mindreading account,” which sees the capacity for mental state attribution as central to human social ... More

Designing online experiments  

Michael H. Birnbaum

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Feb 2009
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Sep 2012
This article focuses on the design of Internet-based experiments. It discusses the five criteria of a theory, between- versus within-subject designs, representative design, and systextual ... More

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