Cognitive Perspectives on Emotion and Motivation

  • Vernon Hamilton
  • Gordon H. Bower
  • Nico H. Frijda

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASID, volume 44)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Motivation and Goal-Setting

  3. Antecedents of Emotion

  4. Cognitive Effects of Emotion and Motivation

  5. AI Models of Emotions

  6. Culture and Language of Emotion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 365-365
    2. Gerald L. Clore, Andrew Ortony
      Pages 367-397
  7. Exercise in Synthesis

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 443-453

About this book


This book presents the contributions of the members of an Advanced Research Workshop on Cogni ti ve Science Perspectives on Emotion, Motivation and Cognition. The Workshop, funded mainly by the NATO Scientific Affairs Division, together with a contribution from the (British) Economic and Social Research Council, was conducted at II Ciocco, Tuscany, Italy, 21-27 June 1987. The venue for our discussions was ideal: a quiet holiday hotel, 500m high in the Apennine mountain range, approached by a mile of perilously steep, winding narrow road. The isolation was conducive to concentrated discussions on the topics of the Workshop. The reason for the Workshop was a felt need for researchers from disparate but related approaches to cognition, emotion, and motivation to communicate their perspectives and arguments to one another. To take just one example, the framework of information processing and the metaphor of mind as a computer has wrought a major revolution in psychological theories of cogni tion. That framework has radically altered the way psychologists conceptualize perception, memory, language, thought, and action. Those advances have formed the intellectual substrate for the "cognitive science" perspective on mental life.


Action Emotion Memory Motivation artificial intelligence attention information processing

Editors and affiliations

  • Vernon Hamilton
    • 1
  • Gordon H. Bower
    • 2
  • Nico H. Frijda
    • 3
  1. 1.University of ReadingUK
  2. 2.Stanford UniversityUSA
  3. 3.University of AmsterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7756-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-2792-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-123X
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