This book offers a comprehensive review and integration of the most recent research and theories on the role of affect in social cognition and features original contributions from leading researchers in the field. The applications of this work to areas such as clinical, organizational, forensic, health, marketing, and advertising psychology receive special emphasis throughout. The book is suitable as a core text in advanced courses on the role of affect in social cognition and behavior or as a reference for those interested in the subject.
"…aimed most directly at researchers in the area of social cognition, the volume also contains high-quality selections of interest to students and researchers in other areas of psychology."
"…a valuable and timely contribution to the fields of social, personality, and clinical psychology. Forgas's book arrives at a time when affect research is growing exponentially, as are the methods available to study affect."
"…not only did I learn a lot about topics with which I was unfamiliar, but that I also learned a great deal about topics with which (I thought) I was familiar!"
University of Waterloo
"Whether you read it cover to cover or just use it as a reference work for looking up specific points, you will find it a welcome addition to your library and a stimulating, authoritative coverage of the field today."
—Roy F. Baumeister
Florida State University
Contents: Preface. J.P. Forgas, Introduction: Affect and Social Cognition. Part I: The Relationship Between Affect and Cognition: Fundamental Issues. R. Adolphs, A.R. Damasio, The Interaction of Affect and Cognition: A Neurobiological Perspective. T.A. Ito, J.T. Cacioppo, Affect and Attitudes: A Social Neuroscience Approach. C.A. Smith, L.D. Kirby, Affect and Cognitive Appraisal Processes. Part II: Affective Influences on the Content of Cognition. G.H. Bower, J.P. Forgas, Mood and Social Memory. G.L. Clore, K. Gasper, E. Garvin, Affect as Information. C. Sedikides, J.D. Green, Affective Influences on the Self-Concept: Qualifying the Mood-Congruency Principle. Part III: Affective Influences on Social Information Processing. K. Fiedler, Affective Influences on Social Information Processing. E.T. Higgins, Promotion and Prevention Experiences: Relating Emotions to Nonemotional Motivational States. R.E. Petty, D. DeSteno, D.D. Rucker, The Role of Affect in Attitude Change. Part IV: Affective Influences on Motivation and Intentions. E. Harmon-Jones, The Role of Affect in Cognitive-Dissonance Processes. Y. Trope, M. Ferguson, R. Raghunathan, Mood as a Resource in Processing Self-Relevant Information. M.W. Erber, R. Erber, The Role of Motivated Social Cognition in the Regulation of Affective States. Part V: Affective Influences on Cognitively Mediated Social Behaviors. J.P. Forgas, Affect, Cognition, and Interpersonal Behavior: The Mediating Role of Processing Strategies. G.V. Bodenhausen, T. Mussweiler, S. Gabriel, K.N. Moreno, Affective Influences on Stereotyping and Intergroup Relations. P. Salovey, J.B. Detweiler, W.T. Steward, B.T. Bedell, Affect and Health-Relevant Cognition. Part VI: The Role of Individual Differences in Affectivity. C.L. Rusting, Personality as a Moderator of Affective Influences on Cognition. J. Suls, Affect, Stress, and Personality. J.D. Mayer, Emotion, Intelligence, and Emotional Intelligence.