Special Issue "Functional Perspectives on Emotion, Behavior, and Cognition"
A special issue of Behavioral Sciences (ISSN 2076-328X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2013)
Dr. Heather C. Lench
Department of Psychology, Texas A&M University, 4235 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-4235, USA
Interests: emotion; affect; optimism; affective forecasting; cognition
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
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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- functional theory
- evolutionary theory