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Processing information on other agents, their relations and interactions, necessary for social behavior and group living.
Social cognition is a broad range of processes underlying agents’ ability to identify, represent, and respond to other agents and groups, their behaviors, intentions, and relations. It covers many aspects of human cognition, such as perception, memory, attention, to the extent that they refer to social stimuli, but also deals with some more specific phenomena: social categorization, biases and stereotypes, imitation, Theory of Mind, or emotions. In a broad sense, social cognition encompasses affective processes as well perception, memory, or reasoning. The traditional division between cognitive and affective sides of human subjectivity was challenged by Damasio (1994) and is currently not considered as a fundamental and objective division. Instead, they can be seen as a set of closely connected and...
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