The role of affect in how people think and behave in social situations has been a source of fascination to laymen and philosophers since time immemorial. Surprisingly, most of what we know about the role of feelings in social thinking and behavior has been discovered only during the last two decades. Affect in Social Thinking and Behavior reviews and integrates the most recent research and theories on this exciting topic, and features original contributions reviewing key areas of affect research from leading researchers active in the area.

The book covers fundamental issues, such as the nature and relationship between affect and cognition, as well as chapters that deal with the cognitive antecedents of emotion, and the consequences of affect for social cognition and behavior.

This volume offers a highly integrated and comprehensive coverage of this field, and is suitable as a core textbook in advanced courses dealing with the role of affect in social cognition and behavior.

part |18 pages


chapter 1|16 pages

Hearts and Minds: An Introduction to the Role of Affect in Social Cognition and Behavior

ByJoseph P. Forgas, Carrie L. Wyland, Simon M. Laham

part I|84 pages

Basic Approaches to Affect and Social Behavior

chapter 2|20 pages

Irrational Emotions or Emotional Wisdom? The Evolutionary Psychology of Affect and Social Behavior

ByMartie G. Haselton, Timothy Ketelaar

chapter 3|24 pages

A Social Neuroscience Perspective on Affective Influences on Social Cognition and Behavior

ByPiotr Winkielman, John T. Cacioppo

chapter 4|20 pages

Mood and the Regulation of Information Processing and Behavior

ByHerbert Bless, Klaus Fiedler

chapter 5|18 pages

Emotion-Eliciting Appraisals of Social Situations

ByCraig A. Smith, Bieke David, Leslie D. Kirby

part II|92 pages

Affect and Social Cognition

chapter 6|18 pages

Cognitive and Clinical Perspectives on Mood-Dependent Memory

ByEric Eich, Dawn Macaulay

chapter 7|20 pages

Affect as Information about Liking, Efficacy, and Importance

ByGerald L. Clore, Justin Storbeck

chapter 8|18 pages

Emotional Influences on Decision Making

ByRoy F. Baumeister, Kathleen D. Vohs, Dianne M. Tice

chapter 9|16 pages

Emotions as Moral Intuitions

ByDacher Keltner, E. J. Horberg, Christopher Oveis

chapter 10|18 pages

Affective Forecasting: A User's Guide to Emotional Time Travel

ByElizabeth W. Dunn, Simon M. Laham

part III|72 pages

Affect and the Social Self

chapter 11|20 pages

Affect and the Self

ByConstantine Sedikides, Tim Wildschut, Jamie Arndt, Clay Routledge

chapter 12|18 pages

Mood as a Resource in Structuring Goal Pursuit

ByYaacov Trope, Eric R. Igou, Christopher T. Burke

chapter 14|14 pages

Managing Affective States

ByRalph Erber, Susan Markunas

part IV|76 pages

Affect and Social Behavior

chapter 16|20 pages

Emotional Intelligence and Interpersonal Behavior: A Theory and Review of the Literature

ByJoseph Ciarrochi, John T. Blackledge

chapter 17|16 pages

Affective Influence in Groups

ByJanice R. Kelly, Jennifer R. Spoor

chapter 18|16 pages

Affect and the Regulation of Interdependence in Personal Relationships

ByJohn G. Holmes, Danu B. Anthony