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Author Monteil, Jean-Marc.

Title Social context and cognitive performance : towards a social psychology of cognition / Jean-Marc Monteil and Pascal Huguet
Published Hove, East Sussex, UK : Psychology Press, ©1999
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Description 1 online resource (v, 170 pages) : illustrations
Series European monographs in social psychology, 0892-7286
European monographs in social psychology. 0892-7286
Contents 1. Towards a social psychology of cognition -- 2. The cognitive and social bases of "insertion" -- 3. The social regulation of academic performances -- 4. An "autobiographical attention effect": a second series of studies -- 5. Preliminaries to a social comparison feedback theory -- 6. Social facilitation and inhibition: markers and thoughts -- 7. Social-cognitive regulation in co-working group contexts -- 8. Pointers for educational action
Summary "Based on 20 years of research on the social regulation of academic performances, this book offers theoretical and empirical arguments in favour of the inclusion of the social dimension of human beings as essential for their cognitive activities. A "social psychology of cognition" is suggested, in which the fashionable distinction between cognition and social cognition makes no sense. From this innovative perspective it is indeed more the social nature of the individual rather than that of the object to be processed that defines the social nature of cognition. Well-known phenomena such as social fascination and social loafing as well as established educational practices are also re-examined from this perspective."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-164) and indexes
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Subject Cognition.
Psychology, Social.
Cognition and culture.
Cognition -- Social aspects.
Thought and thinking -- Social aspects
Form Electronic book
Author Huguet, Pascal.
ISBN 0203776070