Emotion and Reasoning (Current Issues in Thinking and Reasoning)

Emotion and Reasoning (Current Issues in Thinking and Reasoning)

By: Isabelle Blanchette (editor)Paperback

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The interaction between emotion and cognition is a fundamental issue which has only recently been reintroduced as a legitimate object of study in experimental psychology. This book examines the significant impact that affective processes have on reasoning, and demonstrates how emotional reasoning cannot simply be equated with faulty reasoning. Emotion and Reasoning presents contributions from leading researchers from a variety of disciplines, including experimental cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, clinical neuropsychology, and experimental psychopathology. The opening chapters consider how emotions affect reasoning processes in individuals living with psychopathology. A second section focuses upon experimental investigations of emotion and basic reasoning processes, and a final section explores the physiological bases of emotion-reasoning interaction. Together, the chapters in this volume provide a multidisciplinary overview of key topics on emotion and reasoning, and a survey of recent research in this area. Emotion and Reasoning will be of great interest to advanced students, researchers, and practitioners in the fields of cognitive psychology, clinical psychology, and affective neuroscience.

About Author

Isabelle Blanchette is Professeure Titulaire at the Universite du Quebec a Trois-Rivieres, Canada. Her research examines the interaction between affective and cognitive processes, with a particular focus on the influence of emotion on reasoning, and the influence of cognitive processes on emotional learning.


1.Introduction I. Blanchette 2. Better safe than sorry: Threat-confirming reasoning bias in anxiety disorders P. de Jong, M. Vroling 3. Emotion, reasoning, and psychopathology A. Gangemi, F. Mancini, P.N. Johnson-Laird 4. Emotions, beliefs, and psychopathology H. Berenbaum, M. T. Boden 5. Conflict, arousal, and logical gut feelings. W. de Neys 6. Emotion as an argumentative strategy: How induced mood affects the evaluation of neutral and inflammatory slippery slope arguments S. Quraishi, M. Oaksford 7.Reasoning and emotion in the body I. Blanchette, J. Amato 8. Pupil size reflects cognition emotion interactions in analogical reasoning K. Prehn, E. van der Meer 9. What is the role of ventromedial prefrontal cortex in emotional influences on reason? A. Nicolle, V. Goel

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781848721272
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 178
  • ID: 9781848721272
  • weight: 295
  • ISBN10: 1848721277

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