The Heart's Eye

1st Edition

Emotional Influences in Perception and Attention

Editors: Paula Niedenthal Shinobu Kitayama
Print ISBN: 9780124105607
eBook ISBN: 9781483288765
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 22nd February 1994
Page Count: 289
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Recent years have seen a great deal of attention directed towards the so-called "warm-look," investigating how "cold" cognition and "hot" affect intermingle in perception and decision processes. Following in this vein, this book discusses conceptual models and research findings with respect to how affect influences non-conscious processing. The book is divided into two sections: the first on affect and perception, the second on affect and attention, with discussants bringing each section into a cohesive whole.


Researchers, advanced students, and academics in perception, cognitive science, social psychology, and personality.

Table of Contents

S. Kitayama and P.M. Niedenthal, Introduction.

R.B. Zajonc, An Early Insight into the Affect-Perception Interface.

I. Waynbaum, The Affective Qualities of Perception.

S. Kitayama and S. Howard, Affective Regulation of Perception and Comprehension: Amplification and Semantic Priming.

M.R. Klinger and A.G. Greenwald, Preferences Need No Inferences? The Cognitive Basis of Unconscious Mere Exposure Effects.

P.M. Niedenthal, M.B. Setterlund, and D.E. Jones, Emotional Organization of Perceptual Memory.

F. Pratto, Consciousness and Automatic Evaluation.

M.K. Johnson and C. Weisz, Comments on Unconscious Processing: Finding Emotion in the Cognitive Stream.

Emotion and Attention:

D. Derryberry and D.M. Tucker, Motivating the Focus of Attention.

R.H. Fazio, D.R. Roskos-Ewoldsen, and M.C. Powell, Attitudes, Perception, and Attention.

C.H. Hansen and R.D. Hansen, Automatic Emotion: Attention and Facial Efference.

H. Egeth, Emotion and the Eyewitness.

J. Bruner, The View from the Heart's Eye: A Commentary. References. Index.


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About the Editor

Paula Niedenthal

Affiliations and Expertise

Indiana University, Bloomington, U.S.A.

Shinobu Kitayama

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Oregon, Eugene, U.S.A. and Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan


@qu:"This is a rare book, Every so often an edited work comes along which truly fills a niche--The Hearts Eye does just that. The editors, both social psychologists, pull together an ensemble of distinguished academicians to address two broad questions: What role do emotions play in various cognitive processes? And who really cares if they do?... This work is stimulating and will be of benefit to any student (advanced undergraduates will be able to grasp most of the material) oracademicians who are interested in exploring this vital link between affect and cognition." @source:--JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY AND CHRISTIANITY @qu:"Of interest to social and clinical as well as cognitive psychologists...A series of authoritative overviews... All the chapters are of a uniformly high quality and the editors have performed a masterful task of organising and integrating the material. The integration is facilitated by an introductory chapter which defines terms and provides an overview of the contents. Overall then, this is an excellent book and a valuable addition to the literature... I am delighted to be able to have it on my bookshelf." @source:--R.J. EDELMANN, University of Surrey, U.K., in PERCEPTION @qu:"This volume makes an important contribution by focusing on this neglected aspect of affect: its fundamental mediating role in perception and attention. This is undoubtedly a most timely and valuable book that will add to our knowledge about emotional influences on perception and attention." @source:--Joseph P. Forgas in CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOLOGY