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Title Mechanisms of social connection : from brain to group / edited by Mario Mikulincer and Phillip R. Shaver.

Publication Info. Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, ©2014.


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Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource (xvii, 425 pages).
Series The Herzliya series on personality and social psychology
Herzliya series on personality and social psychology.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Comparative and developmental perspectives on oxytocin and vasopressin / Karen L. Bales -- Primary-process separation-distress (PANIC/GRIEF) and reward eagerness (SEEKING) processes in the ancestral genesis of depressive affect and addictions / Jaak Panksepp ... [et al.] -- Romantic love, pair-bonding, and the dopaminergic reward system / Bianca P. Acevedo and Arthur P. Aron -- The vicarious brain / Christian Keysers and Valeria Gazzola -- Our social baseline : the role of social proximity in economy of action / James A. Coan, Casey L. Brown, and Lane Beckes -- Emotion, morality, and the developing brain / Jean Decety and Lauren H. Howard -- Child-parent attachment and response to threat : a move from the level of representation / Jude Cassidy, Katherine B. Ehrlich, and Laura J. Sherman -- Synchrony and the neurobiological basis of social affiliation / Ruth Feldman -- Gaze following : a mechanism for building social connections between infants and adults / Rechele Brooks and Andrew N. Meltzoff -- Beyond words : parental embodied mentalizing and the parent-infant dance / Dana Shai and Peter Fonagy -- Parental insightfulness and child-parent emotion dialogues : their importance for children's development / David Oppenheim and Nina Koren-Karie -- The impact of early interpersonal experience on adult romantic relationship functioning / Jeffry A. Simpson ... [et al.] -- Risk regulation in close relationships / Justin V. Cavallo, Sandra L. Murray, and John G. Holmes -- Responsiveness : affective interdependence in close relationships / Harry T. Reis -- Attachment bonds in romantic relationships / Phillip R. Shaver and Mario Mikulincer -- A theoretical perspective on the importance of social connections for thriving / Brooke C. Feeney and Nancy L. Collins -- Sexy building blocks : the contribution of the sexual system to attachment formation and maintenance / Gurit E. Birnbaum -- Evolution of the social brain : psychological adaptations for group living / Mark van Bugt and Tatsuya Kameda -- Social defense theory : how a mixture of personality traits in group contexts may promote our survival / Tsachi Ein-Dor -- It's all in the mind : how social identification processes affect neurobiological responses / Naomi Ellemers, Félice van Nunspeet, and Daan Scheepers -- Oxytocinergic circuitry motivates group loyalty / Carsten K. W. De Dreu.
Summary "Why are human beings so eager to form social bonds, and why do they suffer so grievously when those bonds are disrupted or broken? How does a person overcome fear of rejection and distrust to become emotionally invested in and attached to others? How do we become identified with other members of a social group to the extent that we include them in our self-concept and rely on them to supply our sense of value? Why do they contribute so powerfully to our sense of meaning and our feelings of vitality, on the one hand, and-at times-to our anguish and despair, on the other? What neural and hormonal processes are involved in the formation and maintenance of social bonds? How do our social experiences in infancy and childhood influence our relational behavior and the quality of our social bonds in adulthood? How are our social connections influenced by biological and evolutionary processes and sociocultural contexts? These important questions about human connections have attracted the attention of researchers from diverse disciplines, such as social psychology, developmental psychology, communication studies, sociology, and neuroscience. But there is too little dialogue between the different disciplines, and this has resulted in a lack of integration of insights and findings. In the first four volumes of our Herzliya Series on Personality and Social Psychology, we focused on prosocial motives, emotions, and behavior; aggression, violence, and their effects; morality ("good and evil"); and existential concerns such as mortality, meaning, and freedom. In this, the fifth volume, we deepen our analysis of human social behavior by surveying some of the latest developments in theory and research concerning the physiological and psychological mechanisms underlying the formation of social connections at neural, dyadic, and group levels. We do this with the entire human life span in mind, beginning with infant₆parent relationships. This new volume contains 21 chapters organized into four main sections: the brain level (focusing on the neural underpinnings of social connections and the hormonal processes that contribute to forming connections); the developmental level (focusing especially on child-parent relationships); the dyadic relationship level (focusing especially on romantic and marital relationships); and the group level (considering both evolutionary and physiological bases of group processes). Each section describes state-of-the-art theories and research from the disciplines of social psychology, developmental psychology, and social neuroscience. The chapter authors, all experts in their fields, generously agreed to come to Herzliya and deliver lectures at the 2012 Herzliya Symposium on Personality and Social Psychology. They participated in hours of formal lectures and discussions, spent many informal hours together, and then returned home and prepared chapters based on the lectures and discussions. The meeting was cohosted by the two editors of this volume. We worked with the chapter authors to make the resulting book as accessible, coherent, and readable as possible so it would be suitable for researchers and application oriented professionals as well as for university classes and the educated public. The book provides a lively, engaging, readable, and up-to-the-moment review of social psychological, developmental, and neuroscientific approaches to understanding the formation and quality of social connections across the life span"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2013 APA, all rights reserved).
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement.
Subject Social interaction -- Psychological aspects.
Interpersonal relations -- Psychological aspects.
Social psychology.
Interpersonal relations -- Psychological aspects. (OCoLC)fst00977412
Social interaction -- Psychological aspects. (OCoLC)fst01122572
Social psychology. (OCoLC)fst01122816
Interpersonal Relations -- psychology.
Psychology, Social.
Added Author Mikulincer, Mario, editor.
Shaver, Phillip R., editor.
Other Form: Reproduction of (manifestation): Mechanisms of social connection. First edition. Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, [2014] 9781433814150 (DLC) 2013003490 (OCoLC)830680391
ISBN 9781433814150
Standard No. 40022730495
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