The social cognitive neuroscience of organisations

Carl Senior (Editor), Michael J. Butler (Editor)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology

Abstract

Social cognitive neuroscience is an emerging branch of cognitive neuroscience that bridges together social psychology and neuroscience. At its core is an understanding of the relationship between the brain and social interaction. The social cognitive neuroscientist places empirical endeavor within a three–stage framework, and questions falling under the SCN rubric undergo interrogation at each of these three levels. Firstly, we seek to understand a neuroscience of social interactions at the social level. Here we need to understand the motivational and other social factors that drive our behavior and experience in the real world. It goes without saying that any study of the cognitive neuroscience of socially interactive behavior must first be informed by social psychological theory to maintain ecological validity. Second, the social cognitive neuroscientist must be an adroit cognitive psychologist and be able to examine interactive behavior from the cognitive level. It is here that information–processing models and theories are applied to the understanding of our social behavior. Finally, studies at the neural level seek to inform us about the cortical structures, as well as the way they interact with other, in the mediation of the previous cognitive level. This volume brings together contributions from leading thinkers in both the social cognitive neurosciences and business to provide a comprehensive introduction and overview of a social cognitive neuroscience of the business brain. NOTE: Annals volumes are available for sale as individual books or as a journal. For information on institutional journal subscriptions, please visit www.blackwellpublishing.com/nyas. ACADEMY MEMBERS: Please contact the New York Academy of Sciences directly to place your order (www.nyas.org). Members of the New York Academy of Science receive full–text access to the Annals online and discounts on print volumes. Please visit http://www.nyas.org/MemberCenter/Join.aspx for more information about becoming a member
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxford (UK)
PublisherBlackwell
Number of pages252
ISBN (Print)978-1-57331-698-9
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2007

Publication series

NameAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Volume1118
ISSN (Electronic)1749-6632

Keywords

  • social cognitive neuroscience
  • cognitive neuroscience
  • social psychology
  • neuroscience
  • brain
  • social interaction
  • SCN rubric undergo interrogation
  • motivational factors
  • social factors
  • behavior
  • experience

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  • Research Output

    Interviewing strategies in the face of beauty: a psychophysiological investigation into the job negotiation process

    Senior, C., Thomson, K., Badger, J. & Butler, M. J. R., Nov 2007, The social cognitive neuroscience of corporate thinking. Senior, C. & Butler, M. J. (eds.). Oxford (UK): Blackwell, p. 142-162 21 p. (Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences; vol. 1118).

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  • Research possibilities for organisational cognitive neuroscience

    Butler, M. J. R. & Senior, C., Nov 2007, The social cognitive neuroscience of corporate thinking. Senior, C. & Butler, M. J. (eds.). Oxford (UK): Blackwell, p. 206-210 5 p. (Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences; no. 1118).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Toward an organizational cognitive neuroscience

    Butler, M. & Senior, C., Nov 2007, Social cognitive neuroscience of organisations. Butler, M. & Senior, C. (eds.). Boston (US): Blackwell, p. 1-17 17 p. (Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences; vol. 1118).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Cite this

    Senior, C., & Butler, M. J. (Eds.) (2007). The social cognitive neuroscience of organisations. (Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences; Vol. 1118). Blackwell.