Cognition, Affect, and Self-Regulation
The purpose of these two opening examples is to convey a sense of the kinds of processes that we have been studying in the laboratory over the past several years, though the research situations that we have investigated are perhaps more prosaic than these opening examples might suggest. The examples are illustrative because they share three characteristics: Both involve cognition, in one way or another. Both involve affect. And both involve overt behavior. That is, in each case, the cognitive and affective processes are ultimately linked with actions.