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Social neuroscience is a field of research that spans social psychology, neuroscience, and physiology. It is specifically interested in looking at how the brain mediates social interactions. The field is currently emerging and is closely related to Cognitive neuroscience and Affective neuroscience.
Social Neuroscience Journals
- Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience--A new journal whose inaugural issue was published in June of 2006.
- The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, or JPSP, published a special secion on Social Neuroscience in the October 2003 issue of Volume 85.
- Psychophysiology has published several articles related to Social Neuroscience.
- The Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience occasionally publishes articles pertaining to Affective and Social Neuroscience. The December 2004 issue in volume 16 was devoted to a special issue on Social Neuroscience.
References & Bibliography
- John T. Cacioppo, Gary G. Berntson Social Neuroscience: Key Readings, (2004), Psychology Press, ISBN 1-84169-099-6
- What is social neuroscience Introduction from the first issue of the journal Social Neuroscience defining social neuroscience, listing the tools of social neuroscience and addressing the impact of social neuroscience. Published March 2006.
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