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Handbook of Cognition and Emotion

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ISBN 9781462509997
Published May 10, 2013 by Guilford Press
594 Pages

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Book Description

Comprehensively examining the relationship between cognition and emotion, this authoritative handbook brings together leading investigators from multiple psychological subdisciplines. Biological underpinnings of the cognition-emotion interface are reviewed, including the role of neurotransmitters and hormones. Contributors explore how key cognitive processes--such as attention, learning, and memory--shape emotional phenomena, and vice versa. Individual differences in areas where cognition and emotion interact--such as agreeableness and emotional intelligence--are addressed. The volume also analyzes the roles of cognition and emotion in anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder, and other psychological disorders.

Table of Contents

I. Overview of This Volume
1. Cognition and Emotion: An Introduction, Michael D. Robinson, Edward R. Watkins, and Eddie Harmon-Jones
II. Biological Factors and Considerations
2. Neurogenetics Approaches: Insights from Studies of Dopamine Signaling and Reward Processing, Yuliya S. Nikolova, Ryan Bogdan, and Ahmad R. Hariri
3. Interactions between Attention and Emotion: Insights from the Late Positive Potential, Anna Weinberg, Jamie Ferri, and Greg Hajcak
4. Cognition-Emotion Interactions: A Review of the Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Literature, Luiz Pessoa and Mirtes G. Pereira
5. Hormones and Emotion: Stress and Beyond, Michelle M. Wirth and Allison E. Gaffey
III. Cognitive Processes in Emotion
6. Attention and Emotion, Jenny Yiend, Kirsten Barnicot, and Ernst H. W. Koster
7. Generalization of Acquired Emotional Responses, Dirk Hermans, Frank Baeyens, and Bram Vervliet
8. The Role of Appraisal in Emotion, Agnes Moors and Klaus R. Scherer
9. Episodic Memory and Emotion, Brendan D. Murray, Alisha C. Holland, and Elizabeth A. Kensinger
10. Goals and Emotion, Charles S. Carver and Michael F. Scheier
11. Emotion Regulation and Cognition, Gaurav Suri, Gal Sheppes, and James J. Gross
IV. Social Cognition
12. The Embodied Perspective on Cognition-Emotion Interactions, Piotr Winkielman and Liam C. Kavanagh
13. Mood Effects on Cognition, Joseph P. Forgas and Alex S. Koch
14. Cognition and Emotion in Judgment and Decision Making, Daniel Västfjäll and Paul Slovic
15. Incidental and Integral Effects of Emotions on Self-Control, Brandon J. Schmeichel and Michael Inzlicht
V. Individual Differences
16. The Developmental Polyphony of Cognition and Emotion, Ross A. Thompson and Abby C. Winer
17. Affective Personality Traits and Cognition: Interactions between Extraversion/Neuroticism, Affect, and Cognition, Adam A Augustine, Randy J. Larsen, and Hwaryung Lee
18. The Influence of Behavioral Approach and Behavioral Inhibition Sensitivities on Emotive Cognitive Processes, Eddie Harmon-Jones, Tom F. Price, Carly K. Peterson, Philip A. Gable, and Cindy Harmon-Jones
19. The Cognitive and Motivational Foundations Underlying Agreeableness, William G. Graziano and Renée M. Tobin
20. Emotional Intelligence: Reconceptualizing the Cognition-Emotion Link, Marc A. Brackett, Michelle Bertoli, Nicole Elbertson, Elise Bausseron, Ruth Castillo, and Peter Salovey
VI. Problems, Disorders, and Treatment
21. Repetitive Thought, Edward R. Watkins
22. Cognition and Emotion in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Thomas Ehring, Birgit Kleim, and Anke Ehlers
23. Anxiety Disorders, Amanda S. Morrison, Dina Gordon, and Richard G. Heimberg
24. Cognition and Depression: Mechanisms Associated with the Onset and Maintenance of Emotional Disorder, Peter C. Clasen, Seth G. Disner, and Christopher G. Beevers
25. Emotional Awareness: Attention Dysregulation in Borderline Personality Disorder, Ryan W. Carpenter, Stephanie Bagby-Stone, and Timothy J. Trull
26. Emotion, Motivation, and Cognition in Bipolar Spectrum Disorders: A Behavioral Approach System Perspective, Lauren B. Alloy, Ashleigh Molz, Olga Obraztsova, Benjamin G. Shapero, Abigail L. Jenkins, Shimrit K. Black, Kim E. Goldstein, Denis LaBelle, Elaine M. Boland, and Lyn Y. Abramson
27. Differentiating the Cognition-Emotion Interactions That Characterize Psychopathy versus Externalizing, Arielle R. Baskin-Sommers and Joseph P. Newman
28. Cognition, Emotion, and the Construction of Meaning in Psychotherapy, Leslie S. Greenberg
29. Cognitive Bias Modification: A New Frontier in Cognition and Emotion Research, Colin MacLeod and Patrick J. F. Clarke

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Michael D. Robinson, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at North Dakota State University. He is associate editor of Emotion, the motivation/emotion section of Social and Personality Psychology Compass, and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Dr. Robinson's research focuses on the areas of personality, cognition, and emotion.

Edward R. Watkins, PhD, CPsychol, is Professor of Experimental and Applied Clinical Psychology at the University of Exeter, United Kingdom, and Director of the Mood Disorders Centre and the Study of Maladaptive to Adaptive Repetitive Thought (SMART) Lab. Dr. Watkins has practiced as a cognitive-behavioral therapist for 20 years, specializing in depression. His research focuses on the experimental understanding of psychopathology in depression--with a particular focus on repetitive negative thought and rumination--and the development and evaluation of new psychological interventions for mood disorders, including randomized controlled trials of treatments targeting rumination in depression. Dr. Watkins is a recipient of the British Psychological Society's May Davidson Award for outstanding contributions to the development of clinical psychology within the first 10 years of his career.

Eddie Harmon-Jones, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at the University of New South Wales, Australia. A recipient of the Award for Distinguished Early Career Contributions to Psychophysiology from the Society for Psychophysiological Research, he is associate editor of Emotion. Dr. Harmon-Jones's research focuses on emotions and motivations, their implications for cognitive and social processes and behaviors, and their underlying neural circuits.


"This superb handbook delivers all that it promises. Robinson, Watkins, and Harmon-Jones have brought together the top international researchers in the field to share the latest research on neuroscience, experimental cognitive and social/affective psychology, and their clinical applications in a highly accessible way. Readers learn which findings are now considered established and where the most exciting future directions lie. The book will be invaluable both as a reference for clinicians interested in keeping up to date with their field and as a text for graduate students and teachers in cognitive neuroscience and personality, social, and clinical psychology. A 'must have' for all interested in this critically important area."--Mark Williams, DPhil, Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

"People continually evaluate their environments, themselves, and each other. Discoveries about the resulting emotions have implications that are central to fields as diverse as psychology, biology, economics, and law. Robinson, Watkins, and Harmon-Jones know good science, and their book is a gold mine of current information about the many facets of the cognition-emotion connection. They relate emotion to genes, hormones, attention, memory, goals, decisions, personality, anxiety, psychopathy, and much, much more. Students, researchers, and clinicians--anyone seeking to understand emotion and its impact--will find this book as readable as it is essential."--Gerald L. Clore, PhD, Commonwealth Professor of Psychology, University of Virginia