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Cognition & Emotion


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De Houwer, Hermans, Introduction. Moors, Theories of Emotion Causation. De Houwer, Hermans, Do Feelings Have a Mind of their Own? Brosch, Pourtois, Sander, The Perception and Categorization of Emotional Stimuli. Mauss, Robinson, Measures of Emotion. Koole, The Psychology of Emotion Regulation: An Integrative Review. Levine, Edelstein, Emotion and Memory Narrowing: A Review and Goal Relevance Approach. Yiend, The Effects of Emotion on Attention: A Review of Attentional Processing of Emotional Information. Richards, Blanchette, The Influence of Affect on Higher Level Cognition: A Review of Research on Interpretation, Judgment, Decision Making and Reasoning.

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Jan De Houwer is professor of psychology at Ghent University, Belgium. His research concerns the manner in which spontaneous (automatic) preferences are learned and can be measured. Dirk Hermans is professor of psychology at University of Leuven, Belgium and is director of the Center for Learning Psychology and Experimental Psychopathology His work focuses on associative learning and fear, autobiographical memory specificity and depression/trauma, and the study of the (automatic) affective processing of stimuli.


"This state-of-the-art literature review will be an important reference for those interested in how emotion and cognition relate. High recommended [for] all readers." -- S. M. Valente, University of California, USA, in CHOICE "Clearly written by international experts, this excellent book provides authoritative overviews of the most interesting and challenging debates in cognition and emotion. Both established researchers and students new to the field will warmly welcome such clear statements of what questions have already been asked, what controversies remain, and what the future of the field may hold." - Mark Williams, Wellcome Principal Research Fellow & Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Oxford, UK "This is an important book. It offers a collection of cutting-edge reviews of research on a number of basic processes in emotions, such as preattentive processes and valence assessment. It demonstrates that the experimental study of emotion processes has entered a new stage in probing basic psychological mechanisms." - Nico H. Frijda, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands aaaa "The quality of these reviews is exceptionally high--each has been refined using rigorous peer review and editorial expertise. The resulting chapters are balanced and comprehensive, yet present distinctive points of view. This stimulating book represents the state of the art in understanding the relation between emotion and cognition." - W. Gerrod Parrott, Professor of Psychology, Georgetown University, USA

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