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Emotions and Beliefs : How Feelings Influence Thoughts - Nico H. Frijda

Emotions and Beliefs

How Feelings Influence Thoughts

By: Nico H. Frijda (Editor), Antony S. R. Manstead (Editor), Sacha Bem (Editor)

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Published: 6th November 2000
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Few people would question nowadays that emotions influence beliefs but until recently little scientific research has been done on exactly how this effect takes place. This important new book, with contributions from some of the leading figures in the study of emotion, explores the relationship between emotions and beliefs from a number of different psychological perspectives. Combining theory with research, it seeks to develop coherent theoretical principles for understanding how emotions influence the content and strength of an individual's beliefs and their resistance or openness to modification. This book will prove an invaluable resource for all those interested in emotion.

Contributors
The influence of emotions on beliefs
Feeling is believing: some affective influences on belief
Beliefs through emotions
The sentiments and beliefs of distributed cognition
Feeling is believing? The role of processing strategies in mediating affective influence on beliefs
The formation of beliefs at the interface of affective and cognitive processes
Anxiety, cognitive biases and beliefs
A cognitive dissonance theory perspective on the role of emotion in the maintenance and change of beliefs and attitudes
Relationship beliefs and emotion: reciprocal effects
Indexes
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ISBN: 9780521771382
ISBN-10: 0521771382
Series: Studies in Emotion and Social Interaction
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 6th November 2000
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.55