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Handbook of affect and social cognition [electronic resource] /
edited by Joseph P. Forgas.
Mahwah, N.J. : L. Erlbaum Associates, c2001.
xviii, 457 p. ; 24 cm.
0805832173 (alk. paper)
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Mahwah, N.J. : L. Erlbaum Associates, c2001.
0805832173 (alk. paper)
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Appeared in Choice on 2001-05-01:
This excellent volume follows closely on the heels of another collection edited by Forgas (Univ. of New South Wales)--Feeling and Thinking: The Role of Affect in Social Cognition (CH, Jun'00)--and it covers much of the same territory. Both titles are concerned with fundamental questions in the study of emotion and with the effects of emotion on cognition, attitudes, and behavior, particularly in the social realm. The present volume is somewhat more extensive in scope, for example including selections dealing with emotional intelligence and the relationship between emotions and health. Though most contributors approach the subject matter from a cognitive perspective, two of the 19 chapters are written by neuroscientists who aim to integrate findings across biological, psychological, and social levels of analysis; in addition, three chapters are centrally concerned with individual differences, reflecting the merging of contemporary personality research and social cognition. Thus, tho ugh 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. Highly recommended for upper-division undergraduates and graduate students. R. Compton Haverford College
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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.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Affect and Social Cognition
The Relationship Between Affect and Cognition: Fundamental Issues
The Interaction of Affect and Cognition: A Neurobiological Perspective
Affect and Attitudes: A Social Neuroscience Approach
Affect and Cognitive Appraisal Processes
Affective Influences on the Content of Cognition
Mood and Social Memory
Affect as Information
Affective Influences on the Self-Concept: Qualifying the Mood-Congruency Principle
Affective Influences on Social Information Processing
Affective Influences on Social Information Processing
Promotion and Prevention Experiences: Relating Emotions to Nonemotional Motivational States
The Role of Affect in Attitude Change
Affective Influences on Motivation and Intentions
The Role of Affect in Cognitive-Dissonance Processes
Mood as a Resource in Processing Self-Relevant Information
The Role of Motivated Social Cognition in the Regulation of Affective States
Affective Influences on Cognitively Mediated Social Behaviors
Affect, Cognition, and Interpersonal Behavior: The Mediating Role of Processing Strategies
Affective Influences on Stereotyping and Intergroup Relations
Affect and Health-Relevant Cognition
The Role of Individual Differences in Affectivity
Personality as a Moderator of Affective Influences on Cognition
Affect, Stress, and Personality
Emotion, Intelligence, and Emotional Intelligence
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