Memory and Emotion. Interdisciplinary Perspectives. New Perspectives in Cognitive Psychology

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  • 332 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Memory and Emotion: Interdisciplinary Perspectives is a collection of original articles, written by leading researchers, in one of the fastest–growing areas in psychology. The chapters explore cutting–edge research in memory and emotion, and discuss relevant findings, methodological techniques, and theoretical advances.

The collection covers many of the current hot topics in the field, such as the effects of stress, arousal, anxiety, and depression on memory; the influence of discrete emotions on memory; dissociative amnesia and post–traumatic stress disorder; false, recovered, and traumatic memories; flashbulb memories; the use of emotional memories in therapy; the influence of emotion on autobiographical memory; emotion/memory interactions across the adult lifespan; and neural correlates of these and other phenomena.

Memory and Emotion covers contemporary advances in research on memory and emotion by emphasizing cognitive neuroscience, psychopathology, and aging, and will be essential reading for students, researchers, and scholars in the field.

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List of Contributors.

Part I. Introduction:.

1. Memory and Emotion from Interdisciplinary Perspectives: Bob Uttl (Tamagawa University), Amy L. Siegenthaler (Tokyo University of Social Welfare), and Nobuo Ohta (Tokyo University of Social Welfare).

Part II: Memory, Emotion, and Cognition:.

2. Memory for Emotional Episodes: The Strengths and Limits of Arousal–Based Accounts: Daniel Reisberg (Reed College).

3. Emotional Valence, Discrete Emotions, and Memory: Linda J. Levine (University of California, Irvine) and David A. Pizarro (Cornell University).

4. Remembering emotional events: The relevance of memory for associated emotions: Sven Å Christianson (Stockholm University) and Elisabeth Engelberg (Stockholm School of Economics).

5. Are We Frightened Because We Run Away? Some Evidence from Metacognitive Feelings: Asher Koriat (University of Haifa).

Part III. Memory, Emotion, Aging, and the Brain:.

6. The Memory–Enhancing Effect of Emotion: Functional Neuroimaging Evidence: Florin Dolcos (Duke University), Kevin S. LaBar (Duke University), and Roberto Cabeza (Duke University).

7. Why Memories May Become More Positive as People Age: Mara Mather (University of California, Santa Cruz).

8. Age–Related Changes in the Encoding and Retrieval and Emotional and Non–Emotional Information: Bob Uttl (Tamagawa University) and Peter Graf (University of British Columbia).

Part IV. Memory, Emotion, and Psychopathology:.

9. Anxiety and the Encoding of Emotional Information: Andrew Mathews (University of London).

10. Memory, Emotion and Psychotherapy: Maximizing the Positive Functions of Self–Defining Memories: Jefferson A. Singer (Connecticut College).

11. Trauma and Memory: Normal versus Special Memory Mechanisms: Gail S. Goodman (University of California, Davis) and Pedro M. Paz–Alonso (University of the Basque Country).

12. Trauma and Memory Revisited: John F. Kihlstrom (University of California, Berkeley).

Name Index.

Subject Index.

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Interest in the relations between memory and emotion has grown exponentially in the last 30 years. This collection is an excellent state–of–the–art overview of the area providing in–depth discussions of biological, cognitive, developmental and clinical issues.Fergus Craik, Rotman Research Institute, Toronto

This book is an excellent and accessible source for recent theoretical and empirical advances in research on emotion and memory. The eclectic mix of chapters, which offer critical examination of pivotal and controversial issues, make the book suitable both for the specialist and for students interested in getting acquainted with the field. Morris Moscovitch and Deborah Talmi, University of Toronto

"Arising out of a conference held in Japan in 2005, this book includes essays on cognition, aging and the brain, and psychopathology. Uttl, Ohta, and Siegenthaler (all Tokyo Univ. of Social Welfare) include essays that report basic research findings along with those with an applied focus, either clinical or forensic, a valuable feature. Also noteworthy is the inclusion of essays that take diametrically opposing viewpoints on a topic." K. S. Milar, Earlham College

This a valuable volume .I found the book very readable .It contains a carefully selected set of reviews and theoretical discussions. Metapsychology

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