Handbook of Cognition and Emotion / Edition 1

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Overview

Edited by leading figures in the field, this handbook gives an overview of the current status of cognition and emotion research by giving the historical background to the debate and the philosophical arguments before moving on to outline the general aspects of the various research traditions. This handbook reflects the latest work being carried out by the key people in the field.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Reviewer: Michael Joel Schrift, D.O., M.A.(University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This is a comprehensive book in which various aspects of cognition and emotion are covered. Written and edited by internationally respected researchers, this is a significantly valuable contribution to this field.
Purpose: According to the editors, the purpose is to gather together, for the first time in one book, contributions from the leading researchers in the field across the range of theoretical perspectives and methodologies. In addition, they attempt to bridge the gap between work on normal emotional experiences and research on emotional disorders. The editors and contributors have succeeded in their goal.
Audience: Although not stated, the intended audience is academic psychologists, clinical psychologists, neuroscientists, academic psychiatrists, and graduate students in doctoral psychology programs.
Features: The book is divided into five parts and 38 chapters, including author and subject indexes. Topics include general aspects of emotion and cognition with excellent chapters written by Paul Ekman, Richard Davidson, Jeffrey Gray, and Michael Lewis. The cognitive processes section includes chapters on such topics as attention and emotion, mood and memory, and facial expressions. Topics of anger, disgust, panic, and phobias are covered in the section on emotions. The sections on theories of cognition and emotion applied issues are quite informative.
Assessment: This valuable book on the current scientific understanding of emotion and cognition is a significant contribution to the field.
Michael J. Schrift
This is a comprehensive book in which various aspects of cognition and emotion are covered. Written and edited by internationally respected researchers, this is a significantly valuable contribution to this field. According to the editors, the purpose is to gather together, for the first time in one book, contributions from the leading researchers in the field across the range of theoretical perspectives and methodologies. In addition, they attempt to bridge the gap between work on normal emotional experiences and research on emotional disorders. The editors and contributors have succeeded in their goal. Although not stated, the intended audience is academic psychologists, clinical psychologists, neuroscientists, academic psychiatrists, and graduate students in doctoral psychology programs. The book is divided into five parts and 38 chapters, including author and subject indexes. Topics include general aspects of emotion and cognition with excellent chapters written by Paul Ekman, Richard Davidson, Jeffrey Gray, and Michael Lewis. The cognitive processes section includes chapters on such topics as attention and emotion, mood and memory, and facial expressions. Topics of anger, disgust, panic, and phobias are covered in the section on emotions. The sections on theories of cognition and emotion applied issues are quite informative. This valuable book on the current scientific understanding of emotion and cognition is a significant contribution to the field.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471978367
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/28/1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 866
  • Product dimensions: 6.89 (w) x 9.67 (h) x 2.06 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Editors
List of Contributors
Foreword
Preface
Ch. 1 The cognition-emotion debate: a bit of history 3
Ch. 2 The philosophy of cognition and emotion 21
Ch. 3 Basic emotions 45
Ch. 4 Research methods in cognition and emotion 61
Ch. 5 Cognition, emotion, conscious experience and the brain 83
Ch. 6 Neuropsychological perspectives on affective styles and their cognitive consequences 103
Ch. 7 The role of the self in cognition and emotion 125
Ch. 8 Selective attention and anxiety: a cognitive-motivational perspective 145
Ch. 9 The cognitive science of attention and emotion 171
Ch. 10 Mood and memory 193
Ch. 11 Organization of emotional memories 211
Ch. 12 Autobiographical memory 229
Ch. 13 Inhibition processes in cognition and emotion: a special case 243
Ch. 14 Prospective cognitions 267
Ch. 15 Unintended thoughts and images 281
Ch. 16 Facial expressions 301
Ch. 17 Distinguishing unconscious from conscious emotional processes: methodological considerations and theoretical implications 321
Ch. 18 Self-regulation, affect and psychosis: the role of social cognition in paranoia and mania 353
Ch. 19 The early emergence of emotional understanding and appraisal: implications for theories of development 383
Ch. 20 Anger 411
Ch. 21 Disgust: the body and soul emotion 429
Ch. 22 Anxiety and anxiety disorders 447
Ch. 23 Panic and phobias 479
Ch. 24 Sadness and its disorders 497
Ch. 25 Positive affect 521
Ch. 26 The self-conscious emotions: shame, guilt, embarrassment and pride 541
Ch. 27 Jealousy and envy 569
Ch. 28 Network theories and beyond 591
Ch. 29 Attributional theories of emotion 613
Ch. 30 Appraisal theory 637
Ch. 31 Multi-level theories of cognition-emotion relations 665
Ch. 32 Self-organization of cognition-emotion interactions 683
Ch. 33 Cognition and emotion research and the practice of cognitive-behavioural therapy 705
Ch. 34 Psychodynamic theory and technique in relation to research on cognition and emotion: mutual implications 727
Ch. 35 Mechanisms of change in exposure therapy for anxiety disorders 747
Ch. 36 Creativity in the domain of emotion 765
Ch. 37 Forensic applications of theories of cognition and emotion 783
Ch. 38 Cognition and emotion: future directions 799
Author index 807
Subject index 831
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