By Eric Eich, John F. Kihlstrom, Gordon H. Bower, Joseph P. Forgas, Paula M. Niedenthal

Contemporary years have witnessed a revivial of analysis within the interaction among cognition and emotion. this significant new textual content, the newest quantity within the Counterpoints sequence, deals readers a distinct and vigorous debate over the appropriate dating among emotional procedures and cognitive tactics. The hyperlinks among emotion and reminiscence, studying, conception, categorization, social judgments, and behaviour are addressed intimately.

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At the same time, however, the success of Cahill's lab demonstrations of the unique role of emotion in eyewitness memory suggests that the memorial processes observed in the lab may not be qualitatively different from those induced in more extreme, real-life emotional situations. Traumatic memory. As in the domains of flashbulb and eyewitness memory, the existence of special mechanisms for traumatic memory has been a topic of heated debate. A variety of special mechanisms has been postulated as invoked by trauma—specifically repression, dissociation, and pure-sensory processing.

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Though emotion apparently contributes to the detailed quality of flashbulb memories, they still share great similarity with more standard memories (Anderson & Conway, 1993; Christiansen, 1989). " Emotional processes do 20 COGNITION AND EMOTION seem to give flashbulb memories unique properties: especially strength, vividness, and detail. However, these processes appear to work in concert with, rather than apart from, more standard memory mechanisms. Eyewitness memory. A similar reconciliation may be achievable in the case of emotion and eyewitness memory.

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