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The Psychology of Implicit Emotion Regulation: A Special Issue of Cognition and Emotion

The Psychology of Implicit Emotion Regulation: A Special Issue of Cognition and Emotion

Sander L Koole, Klaus Rothermund
May 06, 2011

Emotion regulation has traditionally been conceived as a deliberative process, but there is growing evidence that many emotion-regulation processes operate at implicit levels. Implicit emotion regulation is initiated automatically, without conscious intention, and aims at modifying the quality of...

Emotional States, Attention, and Working Memory: A Special Issue of Cognition & Emotion

Emotional States, Attention, and Working Memory: A Special Issue of Cognition & Emotion

Nazanin Derakhshan, Michael Eysenck
March 25, 2010

This Special Issue is concerned with the effects of three emotional states (positive affect; anxiety; and depression) on performance. More specifically, the contributors focus on the potential mediating effects of attention and of executive processes of working memory. The evidence discussed...

Individual Differences in Emotion Components and Dynamics: A Special Issue of Cognition & Emotion

Individual Differences in Emotion Components and Dynamics: A Special Issue of Cognition & Emotion

Peter Kuppens, Jeroen Stouten, Batja Mesquita
November 04, 2009

Our emotions define us as individuals: Each of us has unique ways of feeling and emotionally responding. In this Special Issue several contemporary approaches to emotion are used to gain insight in the ways people differ with regard to two of the most central features of emotions, their...

Child Anxiety Theory and Treatment: A Special Issue of Cognition and Emotion

Child Anxiety Theory and Treatment: A Special Issue of Cognition and Emotion

Andy P. Field, Sam Cartwright-Hatton, Shirley Reynolds, Cathy Creswell
May 02, 2008

Despite the negative impact of anxiety in children, theories and research have lagged behind their adult counterparts. This special issue arose from an Economic and Social Research Council funded seminar series (Child Anxiety Theory and Treatment, CATTS). It highlights four themes in theories and...

How Distinctive is Affective Processing?: A Special Issue of Cognition and Emotion

How Distinctive is Affective Processing?: A Special Issue of Cognition and Emotion

Andreas. B Eder, Bernhard Hommel, Jan De Houwer
September 27, 2007

Influential theories on affect and emotion propose a fundamental differentiation between emotion and cognition, and research paradigms designed to test them focus on differences rather than similarities between affective and cognitive processes. This research orientation is increasingly challenged...

Magda B. Arnold's Contributions to Emotion Research and Theory: A Special Issue of Cognition and Emotion

Magda B. Arnold's Contributions to Emotion Research and Theory: A Special Issue of Cognition and Emotion

Stephanie Shields, Arvid Kappas
November 16, 2006

Magda B. Arnold (1903-2002), is a pioneering figure of 20th Century emotions research whose pathbreaking and comprehensive theory of emotion is an ambitious fusion of research in cognition, motivation, neuroscience, and personality. Contributors' reviews and critiques of Arnold's work offer a...

Autobiographical Memory Specificity and Psychopathology: A Special Issue of Cognition and Emotion

Autobiographical Memory Specificity and Psychopathology: A Special Issue of Cognition and Emotion

D Hermans, Filip Raes, Pierre Philipott, Ismay Kremers
May 18, 2006

It has been repeatedly demonstrated that depression and reported history of trauma are associated with a difficulty in retrieving specific autobiographical memories, a phenomenon called overgeneral memory (Williams & Broadbent, 1986). Over the past twenty years there has been a stimulating...

Associative Learning of Likes and Dislikes: A Special Issue of Cognition and Emotion

Associative Learning of Likes and Dislikes: A Special Issue of Cognition and Emotion

Jan de Houwer, Frank Baeyens, Andy Field
February 24, 2005

Preferences are assumed to play a crucial role in many phenomena that are studied in learning psychology, social psychology, consumer science, emotion research, and clinical psychology. Given the pervasive impact that preferences have on behaviour, it is important to know where these likes and...

Emotional Memory Failures: A Special Issue of Cognition and Emotion

Emotional Memory Failures: A Special Issue of Cognition and Emotion

Ineke Wessel, Daniel B. Wright
June 17, 2004

The beginning of the 1990's saw a partisan debate about the nature of recovered memories for highly emotional events. Some authors claimed that recovered memories of trauma always referred to veridical memories that had been inaccessible for years. Others argued that such memories were false by...

Cognitive Biases in Anxiety and Depression: A Special Issue of Cognition and Emotion

Cognitive Biases in Anxiety and Depression: A Special Issue of Cognition and Emotion

Paula Hertel
April 25, 2002

This special issue of Cognition and Emotion is dedicated to the phenomena of emotion-related biases in attention and remembering that are experienced by anxious and depressed people. Andrew Mathews and Colin MacLeod summarize their new research in using experimental methods to train anxiety-like...

Culture and Emotion: A Special Issue of Cognition and Emotion

Culture and Emotion: A Special Issue of Cognition and Emotion

Agneta Fischer, Anthony Manstead
January 10, 2002

For the past three decades theorizing and research on the relationship between culture and emotion has tended to concentrate on the seemingly straightforward issue of whether or not emotions are universal. This was reflected in a dispute in which it seemed only possible to choose between the two...

Automatic Affective Processing: A Special Issue of Cognition and Emotion

Automatic Affective Processing: A Special Issue of Cognition and Emotion

Jan De Houwer, Dirk Hermans
February 08, 2001

The concepts 'affect', 'valence' and 'attitude' are all fundamentally linked to the basic psychological dimension of good vs bad, positive vs negative, approach vs avoid. Affective processing refers to the act of determining the location of a stimulus on the affective dimension. Over the past few...

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