Emotion, Cognition, and Action

  • Leslie S. Greenberg
  • Jeremy Safran
Part of the Perspectives on Individual Differences book series (PIDF)


In this chapter a theoretical framework that integrates ideas on affect, cognition, and action will be presented as a guide to thinking about the process of change in psychotherapy. We will briefly review some of the newer concepts in the psychology literature that inform our thinking about integration, present an integrative model of emotional processing, and discuss its clinical implications. The objective is not to articulate fully a comprehensive model of the relationship between the three domains of affect, cognition, and behavior. We aim, rather, to present a number of considerations relevant to the construction of an integrated model of functioning, in the hope that this will be an impetus to the development of further theory and much needed research relating these three different subsystems.


Emotional Experience Action Tendency Specific Emotion Evaluative Conditioning Schema Construct 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leslie S. Greenberg
    • 1
  • Jeremy Safran
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyYork UniversityNorth YorkCanada
  2. 2.Clarke Institute of PsychiatryTorontoCanada

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