This collection features articles that have shown a significant impact on the field of social cognition. The articles are organized into eight major sections: (1) social information processing; (2) cognitive representation of social information; (3) activation and use of cognitive representations; (4) nonconscious and automatic processing; (5) impression formation and judgment; (6) dispositional inference and attribution; (7) goals and motivated processing, and (8) reconstructing the past and future issues. The organization of the book reflects a comprehensive overview of the field of social cognition.