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Special Issue "Functional Perspectives on Emotion"
A special issue of Behavioral Sciences (ISSN 2076-328X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2017).
Functional perspectives, based on the idea that certain mental states evolved to meet environmental demands, have the potential to unify our understanding of emotion and its effects on behavior and cognition. This Special Issue will explore theoretical approaches to emotion that take a functional perspective and the connections among emotion, behavior, and cognition based in functional accounts. 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 behavior or cognition, or the influence of evolved or adaptive cognitive states on emotion. Papers that examine the emotion from a functional perspective within a particular subject area, such as attitudes, relationships, memory, or psychiatric disorders, would also be an excellent fit. This Special Issue aims to integrate functional accounts to better elucidate the causes and consequences of discrete emotional states.
Dr. Heather C. Lench
Dr. Shane W. Bench
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Behavioral Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- functional theory
- evolutionary theory