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) | Viewed by 60239
Interests: emotion; affect; optimism; affective forecasting; cognition
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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
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- functional theory
- evolutionary theory