Special Issue "Functional Perspectives on Emotion, Behavior, and Cognition"

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A special issue of Behavioral Sciences (ISSN 2076-328X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Heather C. Lench
Department of Psychology, Texas A&M University, 4235 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-4235, USA
Website: http://www.heatherlench.com
E-Mail: hlench@psych.tamu.edu
Phone: +1 979 8450377
Interests: emotion; affect; optimism; affective forecasting; cognition

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Emotion, behavior and cognition are interdependent, each exerting a powerful influence on the others. Functional perspectives, based on the idea that certain mental states evolved to meet environmental demands, have the potential to unify our understanding of emotion, behavior, and cognition as serving goals within particular environments. This special issue will explore the connections among emotion, behavior, and cognition from a functional perspective. Examples of topics appropriate for this special issue would include theoretical or empirical papers that address functional theories from a historical perspective, the impact of emotional states on functional behavior or cognition, or the influence of evolved or adaptive cognitive states on behavior or emotion. Papers that examine the interplay among emotion, behavior and cognition in a particular subject area, such as attitudes, relationships, memory, or psychiatric disorders, would also be an excellent fit. This special issue aims to examine the interplay among emotion, behavior, and cognition and will include papers that address two or more of these aspects.

Dr. Heather C. Lench
Guest Editor

Submission

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Keywords

  • emotion
  • affect
  • cognition
  • behavior
  • functional theory
  • evolutionary theory

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p. 536-540
by ,  and
Behav. Sci. 2013, 3(4), 536-540; doi:10.3390/bs3040536
Received: 26 September 2013; in revised form: 28 September 2013 / Accepted: 29 September 2013 / Published: 1 October 2013
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p. 501-521
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Behav. Sci. 2013, 3(3), 501-521; doi:10.3390/bs3030501
Received: 5 June 2013; Accepted: 31 July 2013 / Published: 26 August 2013
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p. 473-491
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Behav. Sci. 2013, 3(3), 473-491; doi:10.3390/bs3030473
Received: 27 June 2013; in revised form: 31 July 2013 / Accepted: 2 August 2013 / Published: 16 August 2013
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p. 459-472
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Behav. Sci. 2013, 3(3), 459-472; doi:10.3390/bs3030459
Received: 16 June 2013; in revised form: 3 August 2013 / Accepted: 8 August 2013 / Published: 15 August 2013
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p. 388-407
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Behav. Sci. 2013, 3(3), 388-407; doi:10.3390/bs3030388
Received: 3 June 2013; in revised form: 3 July 2013 / Accepted: 8 July 2013 / Published: 17 July 2013
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p. 372-387
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Behav. Sci. 2013, 3(3), 372-387; doi:10.3390/bs3030372
Received: 3 May 2013; in revised form: 21 June 2013 / Accepted: 24 June 2013 / Published: 12 July 2013
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p. 316-329
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Behav. Sci. 2013, 3(3), 316-329; doi:10.3390/bs3030316
Received: 15 April 2013; in revised form: 14 June 2013 / Accepted: 18 June 2013 / Published: 26 June 2013
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p. 244-252
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Behav. Sci. 2013, 3(2), 244-252; doi:10.3390/bs3020244
Received: 5 February 2013; in revised form: 11 April 2013 / Accepted: 29 April 2013 / Published: 3 May 2013
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