Handbook of Cognition and Emotion

By Tim Dalgleish; Mick J. Power | Go to book overview
Save to active project

Cognition and Emotion:
Future Directions

Tim Dalgleish
MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, UK and
Mick J. Power
Department of Psychiatry, University of Edinburgh, UK

In the context of the history of ideas on emotion, the suggestion that there is an important link between the way we cognize about the world and our emotional responses to that same world is by no means new. In The Art of Rhetoric, Aristotle (1991) makes an eloquent case for thinking of emotions as a function of appraisals about what events mean. This thread has been unravelled across the centuries by the Stoic philosophers, Thomas Aquinas and Baruch Spinoza among others (see the chapter by Lyons). More recently, the debate about the relationship between cognition and emotion has become more fine-tuned (see the chapter by Lazarus), with many researchers coming full circle and seeing cognition as a fundamental component of emotion.

The main aim of the present Handbook of Cognition and Emotion has been to gather together contributions from the leading figures in the field in order to provide an overview of cognition and emotion research over 2000 years after Aristotle's contribution. In this final chapter we shall endeavour to identify the principal emergent themes in the area and make some suggestions about where research in cognition and emotion is currently heading. In order to facilitate this process, the chapter is divided into sections that mirror the parts in the book itself.

-799-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
Loading One moment ...
Project items
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Handbook of Cognition and Emotion
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

While we understand printed pages are helpful to our users, this limitation is necessary to help protect our publishers' copyrighted material and prevent its unlawful distribution. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Full screen
/ 850

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.

Are you sure you want to delete this highlight?