Blair Gross, a Randolph psychology professor, published the article, “Cognitive Processes Unfold in a Social Context: A Review and Extension of Social Baseline Theory,” in Frontiers in Psychology in March 2020.
For the article,Gross and Sara Medina-DeVilliers review research supporting social baseline theory, which argues that our default state in physiological, cognitive, and neural processing is to incorporate the relative costs and benefits of acting in our social environment. They extend the theory by also applying it to basic cognitive processes including vision, memory, and attention, incorporating individual differences into the theory, reviewing environmental influences, and exploring the effects of social interactions.
Frontiers in Psychology is a peer-reviewed journal covering all aspects of psychology. Gross’s full article can be found at www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.00378/full.
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