In his commentary on the papers on affect and cogition provided for the Seventeenth Annual Carnegie Symposium on Cognition, Simon (1982) noted that as he read from one paper to the next, he was reminded of “the traditional blind men, now touching one part of the elephant, now another” (p. 334). In spite of the considerable expansion of the empirical literature on mood since the early 1980s, the overall coherence of the research has not improved. Indeed, I am led to conclude that those groping at the pachyderm must be deaf as well since they appear to be unware that there are others working at their sides.
KeywordsDepression Coherence Productive Line
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