Current Emotion Research in Social Neuroscience: How does emotion influence social cognition?

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Abstract

Neuroscience investigations of emotional influences on social cognition have been dominated by the somatic marker hypothesis and dual-process theories. Taken together, these lines of inquiry have not provided strong evidence that emotional influences on social cognition rely on neural systems which code for bodily signals of arousal nor distinguish emotional reasoning from other modes of reasoning. Recent findings raise the possibility that emotionally influenced social cognition relies on two stages of neural changes: once when emotion is elicited and a different set of changes at the time of social cognitive judgment. These findings suggest that affect infusion models may be a fruitful framework for bridging neuroscience and psychological understanding of the role of emotion in social cognition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)172-180
Number of pages9
JournalEmotion Review
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2017

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Keywords

  • dual process
  • emotion
  • mood congruence
  • self
  • social cognition
  • social neuroscience

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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Current Emotion Research in Social Neuroscience : How does emotion influence social cognition? / Beer, Jennifer.

In: Emotion Review, Vol. 9, No. 2, 01.04.2017, p. 172-180.

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