Emotion and Reasoning
Edited by Isabelle Blanchette
To Be Published September 5th 2013 by Psychology Press – 208 pages
The interaction between emotion and cognition is a fundamental issue which has only recently been reintroduced as a legitimate object of study in experimental psychology. This book examines the important impact that affective processes have on reasoning, and demonstrates how emotional reasoning cannot simply be equated with faulty reasoning.
The book presents contributions from leading researchers, from a variety of disciplines, including experimental cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, clinical neuropsychology and experimental psychopathology. The opening chapters consider how emotions affect reasoning processes in individuals living with psychopathology. A second section focuses upon experimental investigations of emotion and basic reasoning processes, and a final section explores the physiological bases of emotion-reasoning interaction. Together, the chapters in this volume provide a multidisciplinary overview of key topics on emotion and reasoning, and a survey of recent research in this area.
Emotion and Reasoning will be of great interest to advanced students, researchers and practitioners in the fields of cognitive psychology, clinical psychology, and affective neuroscience.
1.Introduction I. Blanchette 2. Better safe than sorry: Threat-confirming reasoning bias in anxiety disorders P. de Jong, M. Vroling 3. Emotion, reasoning, and psychopathology A. Gangemi, F. Mancini, P.N. Johnson-Laird 4. Emotions, beliefs, and psychopathology H. Berenbaum, M. T. Boden 5. Conflict, arousal, and logical gut feelings. W. de Neys 6. Emotion as an argumentative strategy: How induced mood affects the evaluation of neutral and inflammatory slippery slope arguments S. Quraishi, M. Oaksford 7.Reasoning and emotion in the body I. Blanchette, J. Amato 8. Pupil size reflects cognition emotion interactions in analogical reasoning K. Prehn, E. van der Meer 9. What is the role of ventromedial prefrontal cortex in emotional influences on reason? A. Nicolle, V. Goel
Isabelle Blanchette is professeure titulaire at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Canada. Her research examines the interaction between affective and cognitive processes, particularly examining the influence of emotion on reasoning, and the influence of cognitive processes on emotional learning.