Cognition and Emotion

Cognition and Emotion

by Eric Eich, John F. Kihlstrom, Gordon H. Bower
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195113330

ISBN-13: 9780195113334

Pub. Date: 08/28/2000

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Recent years have witnessed a revival of research in the interplay between cognition and emotion. The reasons for this renaissance are many and varied. In the first place, emotion theorists have come to recognize the pivotal role of cognitive factors in virtually all aspects of the emotion process, and to rely on basic cognitive factors and insight in creating new…  See more details below

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Recent years have witnessed a revival of research in the interplay between cognition and emotion. The reasons for this renaissance are many and varied. In the first place, emotion theorists have come to recognize the pivotal role of cognitive factors in virtually all aspects of the emotion process, and to rely on basic cognitive factors and insight in creating new models of affective space. Also, the successful application of cognitive therapies to affective disorders has prompted clinical psychologists to work towards a clearer understanding of the connections between cognitive processes and emotional problems. And whereas the cognitive revolutionaries of the
1960s regarded emotions with suspicion, viewing them as nagging sources of "hot" noise in an otherwise cool, rational, and computer-like system of information processing, cognitive researchers of the 1990s regard emotions with respect, owing to their potent and predictable effects on tasks as diverse as object perception, episodic recall, and risk assessment. These intersecting lines of interest have made cognition and emotion one of the most active and rapidly developing areas within psychological science. Written in debate format, this book covers developing fields such as social cognition,
as well as classic areas such as memory, learning, perception and categorization. The links between emotion and memory, learning,
perception, categorization, social judgements, and behavior are addressed. Contributors come from the U.S., Canada, Australia, and
France.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195113334
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Series:
Counterpoints: Cognition, Memory, and Language Series
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
1Cognition/Emotion Interactions3
2The Emotional Unconscious30
3Affect, Memory, and Social Cognition87
4Emotional Response as Conceptual Coherence169
5Q and A204
Author Index245
Subject Index256

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