Theories of Mood and Cognition: A User's Guidebook [NOOK Book]

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Approaching the topic from a social psychological viewpoint, this book provides a forum for some currently active theorists to provide concise descriptions of their models in a way that addresses four of the most central issues in the field: How does affect influence memory, judgment, information processing, and creativity? Each presentation includes a concise description of the theory's underlying assumptions, an application of these assumptions to the four central issues, and ...

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Theories of Mood and Cognition: A User's Guidebook

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Overview

Approaching the topic from a social psychological viewpoint, this book provides a forum for some currently active theorists to provide concise descriptions of their models in a way that addresses four of the most central issues in the field: How does affect influence memory, judgment, information processing, and creativity? Each presentation includes a concise description of the theory's underlying assumptions, an application of these assumptions to the four central issues, and some answers to questions posed by the other theorists.

Thus, in one volume, the reader is presented with a single authoritative source for current theories of affect and information processing and is given a chance to "listen in" on a conversation among the theorists in the form of questions and answers related to each theory. Students and researchers alike will benefit from the clarity and brevity of this volume.

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Approaching the subject from a social psychological viewpoint, this book provides a forum for eight theorists to offer concise descriptions of their models, addressing four central issues in the field: how affect influences memory; judgment, information processing, and creativity. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135682231
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/1/2001
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 232
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction 1
1 Mood and the Use of General Knowledge Structures 9
2 Affective Feelings as Feedback: Some Cognitive Consequences 27
3 Mood and Processing: A View From a Self-Regulation Perspective 63
4 Affective States Trigger Processes of Assimilation and Accommodation 85
5 The Affect Infusion Model (AIM): An Integrative Theory of Mood Effects on Cognition and Judgments 99
6 Mood as Input: A Configural View of Mood Effects 135
7 Feelings as Information: Implications for Affective Influences on Information Processing 159
8 Understanding Effects of Mood Through the Elaboration Likelihood and Flexible Correction Models 177
Author Index 211
Subject Index 219
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