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    Emotional states, attention, and working memory: a special issue of the journal cognition & emotion

    Derakhshan, Nazanin and Eysenck, M.W., eds. (2010) Emotional states, attention, and working memory: a special issue of the journal cognition & emotion. Special Issues of Cognition and Emotion. New York, USA: Psychology Press. ISBN 9781848727168.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: This Special Issue is concerned with the effects of three emotional states (positive affect; anxiety; and depression) on performance. More specifically, the contributors focus on the potential mediating effects of attention and of executive processes of working memory. The evidence discussed suggests that anxiety and depression both impair the executive functions of shifting and inhibition, in part due to task-irrelevant processing (e.g., rumination; worry). In contrast, positive affect seems to enhance the shifting function and does not impair the inhibition function. The complicating role of motivational intensity is also discussed, as are implications for future research.

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    Item Type: Book
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 05 May 2015 13:28
    Last Modified: 05 May 2015 13:28
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/12059

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