The role of affect in how people think and behave in social situations has been a source of fascination to laymen and philosophers since time immemorial. Surprisingly, most of what we know about the role of feelings in social thinking and behavior has been discovered only during the last two decades. Affect in Social Thinking and Behavior reviews and integrates the most recent research and theories on this exciting topic, and features original contributions reviewing key areas of affect research from leading researchers active in the area.
The book covers fundamental issues, such as the nature and relationship between affect and cognition, as well as chapters that deal with the cognitive antecedents of emotion, and the consequences of affect for social cognition and behavior.
This volume offers a highly integrated and comprehensive coverage of this field, and is suitable as a core textbook in advanced courses dealing with the role of affect in social cognition and behavior.
Table of Contents
J.P. Forgas, C.L. Wyland, S.M. Laham, Hearts and Minds: An Introduction to the Role of Affect in Social Cognition and Behavior. Part 1. Basic Approaches to Affect and Social Behavior. M.G. Haselton, T. Ketelaar, Irrational Emotions or Emotional Wisdom? The Evolutionary Psychology of Affect and Social Behavior. P. Winkielman, J.T. Cacioppo, A Social Neuroscience Perspective on Affective Influences on Social Cognition and Behavior. H. Bless, K. Fiedler, Mood and the Regulation of Information Processing and Behavior. C.A. Smith, B. David, L.D. Kirby, Emotion-Eliciting Appraisals of Social Situations. Part 2. Affect and Social Cognition. E. Eich, D. Macaulay, Cognitive and Clinical Perspectives on Mood-Dependent Memory. G.L. Clore, J. Storbeck, Affect as Information about Liking, Efficacy, and Importance. R.F. Baumeister, K.D. Vohs, D.M. Tice, Emotional Influences on Decision Making. D. Keltner, E.J. Horberg, C. Oveis, Emotions as Moral Intuitions. E.W. Dunn, S.M. Laham, Affective Forecasting: A User's Guide to Emotional Time Travel. Part 3. Affect and the Social Self. C. Sedikides, T. Wildschut, J. Arndt, C. Routledge, Affect and the Self. Y. Trope, E.R. Igou, C.T. Burke, Mood as Resource in Structuring Goal Pursuit. F.A. Huppert, Positive Emotions and Cognition: Developmental, Neuroscience, and Health Perspectives. R. Erber, S. Markunas, Managing Affective States. Part 4. Affect and Social Behavior. J.P. Forgas, Affective Influences on Interpersonal Behavior: Towards Understanding the Role of Affect in Everyday Interactions. J. Ciarrochi, J.T. Blackledge, Emotional Intelligence and Interpersonal Behavior: A Theory and Review of the Literature. J.R. Kelly, J.R. Spoor, Affective Influence in Groups. J.G. Holmes, D.B. Anthony, Affect and the Regulation of Interdependence in Personal Relationships.
Joseph P. Forgas is a Scientia Professor of Psychology at the University of New South Wales, Syndey. He received his DPhil degree from the University of Oxford and subsequently was awarded a DSc degree from the same university. He has written or edited 14 books and is the author of more than 120 scholarly articles and chapters. He is a fellow at the Academy of Social Sciences, Australia; the American Psychological Society; and the Society of Personality and Social Psychology. His current research focuses on the role of affect in social thinking and interpersonal behavior. This work has received international recognition, including the Research Prize from the Alexander von Humboldt foundation (Germany) and a Special Investigator Award from the Australian Research Council.
'In this handbook volume, Joe Forgas gathered the very best psychologists and asked them to talk about the causes and consequences of affect in social life. The conversation is wide-ranging and illuminating. From evolution to neuroscience to decision-making, these chapters force us to think new thoughts, and to rethink some old ones.' - Daniel Gilbert, Department of Psychology, Harvard University, author of Stumbling on Happiness