Cognitive Theories of Affect
Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Forgas, J. P. 2010. Cognitive Theories of Affect. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–3.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
One of the greatest puzzles about human nature concerns the still poorly understood relationship between thinking and feeling, cognition and affect. Emotions represent a ubiquitous and powerful phenomenon in our lives, yet psychological research on emotions has remained a relatively neglected field until recently. Contemporary research linking cognition and affect has examined both (1) the role of antecedent cognitive processes in affective reactions and (2) the cognitive consequences of affect. This article reviews both orientations.