This special issue is a tribute to Michael W. Eysenck, a distinguished pioneer in the field of cognition and emotion, and the founding editor of the Journal of Cognitive Psychology. It consists of a collection of theoretical as well as empirical papers by eminent scholars who have led the field of cognition and emotion in their own right. In keeping with Mike Eysenck’s original ideas, information-processing and attentional control are dominant themes across a diversity of interesting studies and theoretical models that provide a state-of-the-art update on biological influences on cognition, cognitive influences on emotion, and personality traits influencing cognition and emotion.
Derakshan, Koster, Introduction: Information Processing, Affect, and Psychopathology. Baddeley, Banse, Page, Working Memory and Emotion: Detecting the Hedonic Detector. Fox, Standage, Variation on the Serotonin Transporter Gene and Bias in the Interpretation of Ambiguity. Ohman, Soares, Juth, Lindstrom, Esteves, Evolutionary Derived Modulations of Attention to Two Common Fear Stimuli: Serpents and Hostile Humans. Mathews, Effects of Modifying the Interpretation of Emotional Ambiguity. MacLeod, The Ups and Downs of Cognitive Bias: Dissociating the Attentional Characteristics of Positive and Negative Affectivity. Mogg, Reinholdt-Dunne, Louise, Benson, Bradley, Hardin, Liversedge, Pine, Ernst, Anxiety and Selective Attention to Angry Faces: An Antisaccade Study. Gutiérrez, Fernández-Martín, Anxiety and Deficient Inhibition of Threat Distracters: Spatial Attention Span and Time Course. Berggren, Koster, Derakshan, The Effect of Cognitive Load in Emotional Attention and Trait Anxiety: An Eye-Movement Study.