Social Perception

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This Social Perception Study guide covers 6 topics in depth. These include Categorising Stereotypes, Making Trait Judgements, Sharing Emotion and more, with multiple subtopics inside each of the main topic areas (see full list of topics below). It has been tailored to cater for Psychology students of all levels, from any University and has been specifically designed to improve both, the direction of your coursework research and the efficiency of your exam revision.

  • Categorising Stereotypes
    • Categorical Perception and Thought
    • Activating Stereotypes
    • Inhibition of the Effects of Category Activation on Thought and Behaviour
    • Automatic vs. Controlled Evaluation of Race
    • The Neural Underpinnings of Automatic vs. Controlled Evaluations of Race
  • Making Trait Judgements
    • Person Perception
    • Facial Cues and Social Judgements
    • Facial Cues to Trustworthiness
    • Neural Substrates of Trustworthiness Perception
    • The Perception of Personality from Body Movements
  • Sharing Emotion
    • Varieties of Empathy
    • The Perception-Action Hypothesis
    • The Mirror-Neuron System (MNS)
    • Sharing Physical Pain
    • Sharing Social Pain
    • Sharing Emotion: Common Neural Mechanisms
    • Facial Mimicry
  • Understanding Actions
    • The Visual Hypothesis
    • The Direct-Matching Hypothesis
    • The Action Observation Network as a MNS
    • Theoretical Accounts of Action Simulation in the Action Observation Network
  • Understanding Emotions
    • Faces and Emotions
    • Emotion Recognition via Body-State Simulation
    • Facial Mimicry as Sensorimotor Simulation
    • The Somatic Marker Hypothesis
    • Emotion Recognition via Motor Simulation
  • Mind Reading
    • Development
    • Emotions and Mind Reading
    • Empathy and Mind Reading: Neural Mechanisms
    • Emotional vs. Cognitive Empathy
    • The mPFC and Empathy

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