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Bridging the Vocabularies of Dual-Process Models of Culture and Cognition  

Jacob Strandell

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Sep 2019
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Jul 2019
Much research has demonstrated that human behavior can never be fully accounted for by deliberate rationality, as much of what happens in the human mind occurs outside of our awareness and ... More

Class, Cognition, and Cultural Change in Social Class  

Henri C. Santos, Igor Grossmann, and Michael E. W. Varnum

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Sep 2019
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Jul 2019
This chapter discusses how differences in social class affect a variety of psychological processes and outcomes. In particular, it discusses how relatively higher class individuals are ... More

Cognitive Dichotomies, Learning Directions, and the Cognitive Architecture  

Ron Sun

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Sep 2019
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Jul 2019
Within the human mind, are there multiple, qualitatively different systems? Are there different processes of learning and performance that have radically different characteristics? If so, ... More

Cognitive Linguistics  

Paul Chilton

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Sep 2019
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Jul 2019
This chapter aims to show the reader how social cognition also includes language. Neither cognitive sociology nor cognitive linguistics can logically ignore one another’s perspectives and ... More

Cognitive Migrations: a cultural and cognitive sociology of personal transformation  

Thomas DeGloma and Erin F. Johnston

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Sep 2019
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Jul 2019
This chapter explores the ways individuals account for cognitive migrations—significant changes of mind and consciousness that are often expressed as powerful discoveries, transformative ... More

Cognitive Sociology and French Psychological Sociology  

Gabe Ignatow

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Sep 2019
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Jul 2019
This chapter critically reviews work of three representatives of the French tradition of psychologically informed sociology: Marcel Mauss, Pierre Bourdieu, and Loïc Wacquant. It considers ... More

Cognitive Sociology and the Cultural Mind: debates, directions, and challenges  

Wayne H. Brekhus and Gabe Ignatow

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Sep 2019
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Jul 2019
This chapter introduces key debates and directions in cognitive sociology. It discusses cognitive sociology approaches ranging from cultural to social to embodied perspectives and ... More

The Crisis Mentality of Russian Migration Management  

Caress Schenk

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Feb 2019
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Sep 2018
Although on the periphery of the migrant-receiving world as traditionally conceived, Russia is well entrenched in the global migration crisis. Migration crisis in Russia is largely a ... More

Cultural Blind Spots and Blind Fields: collective forms of unawareness  

Asia Friedman

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Sep 2019
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Jul 2019
This chapter elaborates the concept of cultural blind spots, which are social patterns of inattention. Both sensory and cognitive forms of selective attention are foundational mechanisms ... More

Embodied Cognition: sociology’s role in bridging mind, brain, and body  

Karen A. Cerulo

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Sep 2019
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Jul 2019
Embodied cognition theory has become central to contemporary sociologists who theorize and empirically study the mechanics of thinking. Those applying this approach to thought treat ... More

Embodied Spatial Practices and the Power to Care  

Elise Paradis, Warren Liew, and Myles Leslie

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Jan 2019
Drawing on an ethnographic study of teamwork in critical care units (CCUs), this chapter applies Henri Lefebvre’s ([1974] 1991) theoretical insights to an analysis of clinicians’ and ... More

The Experience of Time in Organizations  

Benjamin H. Snyder

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Sep 2019
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Jul 2019
Formal and complex organizations influence how individuals experience time by providing a scaffolding for temporal cognition. This chapter presents a framework for understanding temporal ... More

Getting a Foot in the Door: symbolism, door metaphors, and the cognitive sociology of access  

Stephanie Peña-Alves

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Sep 2019
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Jul 2019
This chapter explores sociocultural frames of metaphor in the case of door metaphors to highlight the cognitive sociology of access. Bridging and building on insights in cognitive ... More

Gossip and Emotion  

Elena Martinescu, Onne Janssen, and Bernard A. Nijstad

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Aug 2019
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Jun 2019
This chapter proposes that emotions are strongly involved in the functioning of gossip as a mechanism that regulates interpersonal behavior. Emotions may both shape and result from the ... More

Gossip and Reputation in Childhood  

Gordon P. D. Ingram

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Aug 2019
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Jun 2019
Analysis of the development of gossip and reputation during childhood can help with understanding these processes in adulthood, as well as with understanding children’s own social worlds. ... More

Gossip as a Social Skill  

Francis T. McAndrew

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Aug 2019
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Jun 2019
Gossip is a more complicated and socially important phenomenon than most people think, and campaigns to stamp out gossip in workplaces and other social settings overlook the fact that ... More

Gossip, Reputation, and Friendship in Within-group Competition: An Evolutionary Perspective  

Nicole H. Hess and Edward H. Hagen

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Aug 2019
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Jun 2019
The chapter explores an evolutionary, strategic account of gossip—the exchange of reputation-relevant information—arguing that gossip can be used to increase the reputations of oneself or ... More

How Evolutionary Psychology Can Contribute to Group Process Research  

Joseph M. Whitmeyer

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Apr 2018
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Mar 2018
Conceptions of the human individual lie at the heart of all group process theories. Applying evolutionary reasoning—reasoning concerning what predispositions are likely to have evolved—to ... More

Human Sociality and Psychological Foundations  

Nicholas Emler

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Aug 2019
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Jun 2019
The argument developed in this chapter is that gossip and reputation constitute elements of social intelligence; they are intrinsically linked social psychological processes adapted to ... More

Metaphorical Creativity: the role of context  

Zoltán Kövecses

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Sep 2019
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Jul 2019
Most accounts of metaphorical creativity from a cognitive linguistic perspective build on the idea that there are conventional correspondences (mappings) between well-established domains ... More

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