Nye, J. L., & Brower, A. M. (Eds.). (1996). What's social about social cognition? Research on socially shared cognition in small groups. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Course Packet (vol. I and II) available at Budget Printing (in the Trowbridge Plaza)
In this seminar, we will explore recent theory and research relevant to how communication processes influence and shape social perception and memory, and likewise, how social perceptions impact our communication with others. The literature draws mostly from the fields of social psychology, interpersonal communication, and organizational behavior.
The following topics will be covered:
|Assignment||Percent of Grade|
|Research Proposal and Paper Presentation||40%|
Schneider, D. J. (1991). Social Cognition. Annual Review of Psychology, 42, 527-561.
Fiske, S. T., & Goodwin, S. A. (1996). Social cognition research and small group research, a West Side Story or . . . ? In J. L. Nye & A. M. Brower (Eds.), What's social about social cognition? Research on socially shared cognition in small groups (pp.xiii-xxxiii). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Hewstone, M. (1983). The role of language in attribution processes. In J. Jaspars, F. Fincham, & M. Hewstone (Eds.), Attribution theory and research: Conceptual, develpmental, and social dimensions (pp. 1-16). London: Academic Press.
Turnbull, W. & Slugoski, B. (1988). Conversational and linguistic processes in causal attribution. In D. Hilton (Ed.), Contemporary science and natural explanations: Commonsense conceptions of causality (pp. 66-93). New York: New York University Press.
Hilton, D. (1990). Conversational processes and causal explanation. Psychological Bulletin, 107, 65-81.
Hilton, D. J. (1995). The social context of reasoning: Conversational inference and rational judgment. Psychological Bulletin, 118, 248-271.
Schwarz, N. (1994). Judgment in a social context: Biases, shortcomings, and the logic of conversation. Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, 26, 123-162.
Schwarz, N., Strack, F., Hilton, D., & Naderer, G. (1991). Base rates, representativeness, and the logic of conversation: The contextual relevance of "irrelevant" information. Social Cognition, 9, 67-84.
Guerin, B. & Innes, J. M. (1989). Cognitive tuning sets: Anticipating the consequences of communication. Current Psychology: Research and Reviews, 8, 234-249.
Gilovich, T. (1987). Secondhand information and social judgment. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 23, 59-74.
Inman, M. L., Reichl, A. J., & Baron, R. S. (1993). Do we tell less than we know or hear less than we are told? Exploring the teller-listener extremity effect. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 29, 528-550.
Tetlock, P. E. (1992). The impact of accountability on judgment and choice: Toward a social contingency model. In M. Zanna (Ed.), Advances in experimental social psychology (Vol. 25, pp. 331-376). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.
Hattrup, K., & Ford, J. K. (1995). The roles of information characteristics and accountability in moderating stereotype-driven processes during social decision making. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 63, 73-86.
Word, C. O., Zanna, M. P., & Cooper, J. (1974). The nonverbal mediation of self-fulfilling prophesies in interracial interaction. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 10, 109-120.
Neuberg, S. L. (1989). The goal of forming accurate impressions during social interactions: Attenuating the impact of negative expectancies. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 56, 374-386.
Snyder, M., & Haugen, J. A. (1994). Why does behavioral confirmation occur? A functional perspective on the role of the perceiver. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 30, 218-246.
Jones, E. E. (1990). Interaction goals and strategic self-presentation. In E. E. Jones, Interpersonal Perception (pp. 167-200). New York: Freeman.
Leary, M. R., Nezlek, J. B., Downs, D., Radford-Davenport, J., Martin, J., & McMullen, A. (1994). Self-presentation in everyday interactions: Effects of target familiarity and gender composition. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 67, 664-673.
DePaulo, B. M. (1992). Nonverbal behavior and self-presentation. Psychological Bulletin, 111, 203-243.
Wyer, R. S., Budesheim, T. L., & Lambert, A. J. (1990). Cognitive representation of conversations about persons. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 58, 218-238.
Pezdek, K., & Prull, M. (1993). Fallacies in memory for conversations: Reflections on Clarence Thomas, Anita Hill, and the like. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 7, 299-310.
Benoit, W. L., Benoit, P. J., & Wilkie, J. (1996). Participants' and observers' memory for conversational behavior. Southern Communication Journal, 61, 139-155.
Burgoon, J. K., & Newton, D. A. (1991). Applying a social meaning model to relational message interpretations of conversational involvement: Comparing observer and participant perspectives. Southern Communication Journal, 56, 96-113.
Monahan, J. L. (1995). Information processing differences of conversational participants and observers: The effects of self-presentational concerns and cognitive load. Communication Monographs, 62, 265-281.
Kenny, D. A., Kieffer, S. C., Smith, J. A., Ceplenski, P., & Kulo, J. (1996). Circumscribed accuracy among well-acquainted individuals. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 32, 1-12.
Ruscher, J. B., & Hammer, E. D. (1994). Revising disrupted impressions through conversation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 66, 530-541.
Ruscher, J. B., Yost, E., & Hammer, E. (1996). Forming shared impressions through conversation: A consensual accuracy goal encourages individuating processes. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 22, 705-720.
Wyer, R. S., Jr., Swan, S., and Gruenfeld, D. H. (1995). Impression formation in informal conversations. Social Cognition, 13, 243-272.
Wright, E. F., Luus, C. A., & Christie, S. D. (1990). Does group discussion facilitate the use of consensus information in making causal attributions? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 59, 261-269.
Wittenbaum, G. M., & Stasser, G. (1995). The role of prior expectancy and group discussion in the attribution of attitudes. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 31, 82-105.
Martell, R. F., & Borg, M. R. (1993). A comparison of the behavioral rating accuracy of groups and individuals. Journal of Applied Psychology, 78, 43-50.
Wegner, D. M. (1995). A computer network model of human transactive memory. Social Cognition, 13, 319-339.
Moreland, R. L., Argote, L., & Krishnan, R. (1996). Socially shared cognition at work: Transactive memory and group performance. In J. L. Nye & A. M. Brower (Eds.), What's social about social cognition? Research on socially shared cognition in small groups (pp. 57-84). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Wittenbaum, G. M., & Stasser, G. (1996). Management of information in small groups. In J. L. Nye & A. M. Brower (Eds.), What's social about social cognition? Research on socially shared cognition in small groups (pp. 3-28). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Pavitt, C., Whitchurch, G. G., McClurg, H., & Petersen, N. (1995). Melding the objective and subjective sides of leadership: Communication and social judgments in decision-making groups. Communication Monographs, 62, 243-264.
Patterson, M. L. (1996). Social behavior and social cognition: A parallel process approach. In J. L. Nye & A. M. Brower (Eds.), What's social about social cognition? Research on socially shared cognition in small groups (pp. 87-105). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Ickes, W., & Gonzalez, R. (1996). "Social" cognition and social cognition: From the subjective to the intersubjective. In J. L. Nye & A. M. Brower (Eds.), What's social about social cognition? Research on socially shared cognition in small groups (pp. 285-308). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Larson, J. R., & Christensen, C. (1993). Groups as problem-solving units: Toward a new meaning of social cognition. British Journal of Social Psychology, 32, 5-30.