chapter  7
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Emotion Knowledge Structures in Close Relationships

Several years ago, a number of rheorists took social cognition to task for its neglect of the emotional and motivational nature of our social rhinking. Wicklund and Frey (1981), for example, described rhe human being wirhin the information-processing metaphor as being reduced to lonely cognizing about information inputs; Forgas (1983) called for a serious consideration of the crucial role rhat mood and emotions play in our thinking about, and memory of, social episodes and interactions; and Fiske and Taylor (1984) pleaded for some affective irrigation of the arid field of social cognition.