The Handbook of Emotion and Memory

The Handbook of Emotion and Memory : Research and Theory

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This important volume defines the state of the art in the field of emotion and memory by offering a blend of research review, unpublished findings, and theory on topics related to its study. As the first contemporary reference source in this area, it summarizes findings on implicit and explicit aspects of emotion and memory, addresses conceptual and methodological difficulties associated with different paradigms and current procedures, and presents broad theoretical perspectives to guide further research. This volume articulates the accomplishments of the field and the points of disagreement, and gives the brain, clinical, and cognitive sciences an invaluable resource for 21st-century researchers. Citing and analyzing the results of experiments as well as field and case studies, the chapters are organized around methodological approaches, biological-evolutionary perspectives, and clinical perspectives, and bring together experts in neuroscience, and both cognitive and clinical psychology. Questions addressed include: * What is the nature of emotional events and what do we retain from them? * Is there something about emotional events that causes them to be processed differently in memory? * Do emotional memories have special characteristics that differ from those produced by "ordinary" memory mechanisms or systems? * Do people with emotional disturbances remember differently than normal people? * Which factors play the most crucial role in functional amnesia?show more

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  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 26.92mm | 979g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138989401
  • 9781138989405

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Contents: Foreword. Preface. Part I: General Perspectives. G.H. Bower, How Might Emotions Affect Learning? M.K. Johnson, K.S. Multhaup, Emotion and MEM. B.A. Tobias, J.F. Kihlstrom, D.L. Schacter, Emotion and Implicit Memory. G. Mandler, Memory, Arousal, and Mood: A Theoretical Integration. Part II: Methodological Issues. W. Revelle, D.A. Loftus, The Implications of Arousal Effects for the Study of Affect and Memory. F. Heuer, D. Reisberg, Emotion, Arousal, and Memory for Detail. M.D. Leichtman, S.J. Ceci, P.A. Ornstein, The Influence of Affect on Memory: Mechanism and Development. J.C. Yuille, P.A. Tollestrup, A Model of Diverse Effects of Emotion on Eyewitness Memory. S-A. Christianson, J. Goodman, E.F. Loftus, Eyewitness Memory for Stressful Events: Methodological Quandaries and Ethical Dilemmas. Part III: Biological Aspects. J.L. McGaugh, Affect, Neuromodulatory Systems, and Memory Storage. J.E. LeDoux, Emotion as Memory: Anatomical Systems Underlying Indelible Neural Traces. L-G. Nilsson, T. Archer, Biological Aspects of Memory and Emotion: Affect and Cognition. S-A. Christianson, Remembering Emotional Events: Potential Mechanisms. Part IV: Clinical Observations. M.J. Horowitz, S.P. Reidbord, Memory, Emotion, and Response to Trauma. K.D. Harber, J.W. Pennebaker, Overcoming Traumatic Memories. M. Treadway, M. McCloskey, B. Gordon, N. Cohen, Landmark Life Events and the Organization of Memory: Evidence From Functional Retrograde Amnesia. B.G. Braun, E.J. Frischholz, Remembering and Forgetting in Patients Suffering From Multiple Personality Disorder. M.W. Eysenck, K. Mogg, Clinical Anxiety, Trait Anxiety, and Memory Bias. J.M.G. Williams, Autobiographical Memory and Emotional Disorders.show more

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