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  Subjects -> PSYCHOLOGY (Total: 873 journals)
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Acción Psicológica     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Acta Colombiana de Psicología     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Acta Comportamentalia     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta de Investigación Psicológica     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Acta Psychologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Activités     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Actualidades en Psicologia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ad verba Liberorum : Journal of Linguistics & Pedagogy & Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Addictive Behaviors Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
ADHD Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
ADHD Report The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Advances in Experimental Social Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 40)
Advances in Mental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 69)
Advances in Physiotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51)
Advances in Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 58)
Advances in the Study of Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29)
African Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology and Sport Facilitation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Aggression and Violent Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 394)
Aggressive Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Ágora - studies in psychoanalytic theory     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Aletheia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American Behavioral Scientist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
American Imago     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
American Journal of Applied Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 34)
American Journal of Community Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
American Journal of Health Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
American Journal of Orthopsychiatry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
American Journal of Psychoanalysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
American Psychologist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 172)
Anales de Psicología     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Análise Psicológica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Análisis y Modificación de Conducta     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Analysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Annual Review of Clinical Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 66)
Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27)
Annual Review of Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 211)
Anuario de Psicología / The UB Journal of Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anuario de Psicología Jurídica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anxiety, Stress & Coping: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Applied and Preventive Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Applied Cognitive Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 67)
Applied Neuropsychology : Adult     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Applied Neuropsychology : Child     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Applied Psychological Measurement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Applied Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 137)
Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Archive for the Psychology of Religion / Archiv für Religionspychologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Archives of Scientific Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Arquivos Brasileiros de Psicologia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Asia-Pacific Psychiatry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Asian American Journal of Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Asian Journal of Business Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Assessment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
At-Tajdid : Jurnal Ilmu Tarbiyah     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Attachment: New Directions in Psychotherapy and Relational Psychoanalysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Attention, Perception & Psychophysics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama Association Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Australian Journal of Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Australian Psychologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Autism Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Autism Research and Treatment     Open Access   (Followers: 29)
Autism's Own     Open Access  
Autism-Open Access     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Avaliação Psicológica     Open Access  
Avances en Psicologia Latinoamericana     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Aviation Psychology and Applied Human Factors     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Balint Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Barbaroi     Open Access  
Basic and Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
Behavior Analysis in Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Behavior Analyst     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Behavior Modification     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Behavior Research Methods     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Behavior Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45)
Behavioral Development Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription  
Behavioral Interventions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Behavioral Neuroscience     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 52)
Behavioral Sciences & the Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Behavioral Sleep Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Behaviour     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Behaviour Research and Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 121)
Behavioural Processes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Biofeedback     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
BioPsychoSocial Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
BMC Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy: An International Journal for Theory, Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Boletim Academia Paulista de Psicologia     Open Access  
Boletim de Psicologia     Open Access  
Brain Informatics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
British Journal of Clinical Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 127)
British Journal of Developmental Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 36)
British Journal of Educational Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
British Journal of Health Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 42)
British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
British Journal of Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 58)
British Journal of Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 65)
British Journal of Social Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33)
Burnout Research     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Cadernos de psicanálise (Rio de Janeiro)     Open Access  
Cadernos de Psicologia Social do Trabalho     Open Access  
Canadian Art Therapy Association     Hybrid Journal  
Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Canadian Psychology / Psychologie canadienne     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Case Studies in Sport and Exercise Psychology     Hybrid Journal  
Cendekia : Jurnal Kependidikan dan Kemasyarakatan     Open Access  
Child Development Perspectives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Child Development Research     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Ciencia Cognitiva     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencia e Interculturalidad     Open Access  
Ciências & Cognição     Open Access  
Ciencias Psicológicas     Open Access  
Clínica y Salud     Open Access  
Clinical Medicine Insights : Psychiatry     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Clinical Psychological Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Clinical Psychologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 67)
Clinical Psychology and Special Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Clinical Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Clinical Schizophrenia & Related Psychoses     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Coaching Psykologi - The Danish Journal of Coaching Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cogent Psychology     Open Access  
Cógito     Open Access  
Cognition & Emotion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Cognitive Neuropsychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Cognitive Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 61)
Cognitive Research : Principles and Implications     Open Access  
Consciousness and Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Construção Psicopedagógica     Open Access  
Consulting Psychology Journal : Practice and Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Contagion : Journal of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Contemporary Educational Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Contemporary School Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Contextos Clínicos     Open Access  
Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Counseling Psychologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Counselling and Psychotherapy Research : Linking research with practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Counselling and Values     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Counselling Psychology Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Couple and Family Psychoanalysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Couple and Family Psychology : Research and Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Creativity Research Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Creativity. Theories - Research - Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Criminal Justice Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Cuadernos de Neuropsicología     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos de Psicologia del Deporte     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Psicopedagogía     Open Access  
Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Cultural-Historical Psychology     Open Access  
Culturas Psi     Open Access  
Culture and Brain     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Current Addiction Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Current Behavioral Neuroscience Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Current Directions In Psychological Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Current Opinion in Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Current Psychological Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Current Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Current psychology letters     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Current Research in Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Decision     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Depression and Anxiety     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Depression Research and Treatment     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Developmental Neuropsychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Developmental Psychobiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Developmental Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 45)
Diagnostica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Dialectica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Discourse     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Diversitas: Perspectivas en Psicologia     Open Access  
Drama Therapy Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Dreaming     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Drogues, santé et société     Full-text available via subscription  
Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward terrorism and genocide     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Ecopsychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
ECOS - Estudos Contemporâneos da Subjetividade     Open Access  
Educational Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Educational Psychology: An International Journal of Experimental Educational Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
Educazione sentimentale     Full-text available via subscription  
Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Elpis - Czasopismo Teologiczne Katedry Teologii Prawosławnej Uniwersytetu w Białymstoku     Open Access  
Emotion     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 32)
Emotion Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
En-Claves del pensamiento     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Enseñanza e Investigacion en Psicologia     Open Access  
Epiphany     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Escritos de Psicología : Psychological Writings     Open Access   (Followers: 2)

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Journal Cover Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences
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   ISSN (Print) 2352-1546
   Published by Elsevier Homepage  [3034 journals]
  • Policy and population behavior in the age of Big Data
    • Authors: Kai Ruggeri; Hojeong Yoon; Ondřej Kácha; Sander van der Linden; Peter Muennig
      Pages: 1 - 6
      Abstract: Publication date: December 2017
      Source:Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, Volume 18
      Author(s): Kai Ruggeri, Hojeong Yoon, Ondřej Kácha, Sander van der Linden, Peter Muennig
      Policies are large-scale interventions that typically aim to influence behaviors and decision-making across entire populations to obtain a desired outcome. With the rapid increase in Big Data and its growing influence on policy, there is an emerging opportunity to produce meaningful and efficient mechanisms for improving public policy outcomes. However, there are still considerable gaps between existing theories in the behavioral sciences and evidence generated by Big Data, including the representation of key groups within the population. We outline the need for replicating established behavioral insights through Big Data that should coincide with clear ethical standards for implementing such approaches through evidence-based policymaking.

      PubDate: 2017-06-02T23:32:22Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cobeha.2017.05.010
      Issue No: Vol. 18 (2017)
       
  • Using Big Data as a window into consumers’ psychology
    • Authors: Sandra C Matz; Oded Netzer
      Pages: 7 - 12
      Abstract: Publication date: December 2017
      Source:Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, Volume 18
      Author(s): Sandra C Matz, Oded Netzer
      The rise of ‘Big Data’ had a big impact on marketing research and practice. In this article, we first highlight sources of useful consumer information that are now available at large scale and very little or no cost. We subsequently discuss how this information – with the help of new analytical techniques – can be translated into valuable insights on consumers’ psychological states and traits that can, in turn, be used to inform marketing strategy. Finally, we discuss opportunities and challenges related to the use of Big Data as a window into consumers’ psychology, and provide recommendations for how to implement related technologies in a way that benefits both businesses and consumers.

      PubDate: 2017-05-28T10:26:59Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cobeha.2017.05.009
      Issue No: Vol. 18 (2017)
       
  • The datafication of talent: how technology is advancing the science of
           human potential at work
    • Authors: Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic; Reece Akhtar; Dave Winsborough; Ryne A Sherman
      Pages: 13 - 16
      Abstract: Publication date: December 2017
      Source:Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, Volume 18
      Author(s): Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Reece Akhtar, Dave Winsborough, Ryne A Sherman
      This article reviews three innovations that not only have the potential to revolutionize the way organizations identify, develop and engage talent, but are also emerging as tools used by practitioners and firms. Specifically, we discuss (a) machine-learning algorithms that can evaluate digital footprints, (b) social sensing technology that can automatically decode verbal and nonverbal behavior to infer personality and emotional states, and (c) gamified assessment tools that focus on enhancing the user-experience in personnel selection. The strengths and limitations of each of these approaches are discussed, and practical and theoretical implications are considered.

      PubDate: 2017-06-08T02:21:26Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cobeha.2017.04.007
      Issue No: Vol. 18 (2017)
       
  • Video capture of human behaviors: toward a Big Data approach
    • Authors: Louis Tay; Andrew T Jebb; Sang Eun Woo
      Pages: 17 - 22
      Abstract: Publication date: December 2017
      Source:Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, Volume 18
      Author(s): Louis Tay, Andrew T Jebb, Sang Eun Woo
      The lowering costs of cameras and data storage have led to an increasing volume of video data from a wide variety of sources. In this review, we analyze four sources of video data (i.e., traditional laboratory cameras, wearable cameras, public cameras, and private cameras), highlighting the strengths and limitations of each source regarding its utility for capturing human behaviors. While there will be technical and ethical challenges in using video camera data for human behavior research, we see promise in increased fidelity for assessing and analyzing various types of human behaviors, including behavioral occurrence, change, and development, and socio-ecological contexts. We encourage the judicious collection and secure storage of large-scale video data and the development of integrative video analytics for human behavior research.

      PubDate: 2017-06-22T20:38:47Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cobeha.2017.05.026
      Issue No: Vol. 18 (2017)
       
  • Manipulating memory in space and time
    • Authors: Dheeraj S Roy; Susumu Tonegawa
      Pages: 1 - 6
      Abstract: Publication date: October 2017
      Source:Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, Volume 17
      Author(s): Dheeraj S Roy, Susumu Tonegawa
      One of the most fascinating aspects of an animal’s brain is its ability to acquire new information from experience and retain this information over time as memory. The search for physical correlates of memory, the memory engram, has been a longstanding endeavor in modern neurobiology. Recent advances in transgenic and optogenetic tools have enabled the identification, visualization, and manipulations of natural, sensory-evoked, engram cells for a specific memory residing in specific brain regions. These studies are paving the way not only to understand memory mechanisms in unprecedented detail, but also to repair the abnormal state of mind associated with memory by engineering.

      PubDate: 2017-06-08T02:21:26Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cobeha.2017.05.020
      Issue No: Vol. 17 (2017)
       
  • Predicting the past, remembering the future
    • Authors: Samuel J Gershman
      Pages: 7 - 13
      Abstract: Publication date: October 2017
      Source:Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, Volume 17
      Author(s): Samuel J Gershman
      Rational analyses of memory suggest that retrievability of past experience depends on its usefulness for predicting the future: memory is adapted to the temporal structure of the environment. Recent research has enriched this view by applying it to semantic memory and reinforcement learning. This paper describes how multiple forms of memory can be linked via common predictive principles, possibly subserved by a shared neural substrate in the hippocampus. Predictive principles offer an explanation for a wide range of behavioral and neural phenomena, including semantic fluency, temporal contiguity effects in episodic memory, and the topological properties of hippocampal place cells.

      PubDate: 2017-06-13T01:33:38Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cobeha.2017.05.025
      Issue No: Vol. 17 (2017)
       
  • Temporal and spatial context in the mind and brain
    • Authors: Marc W Howard
      Pages: 14 - 19
      Abstract: Publication date: October 2017
      Source:Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, Volume 17
      Author(s): Marc W Howard
      Theories of episodic memory have long hypothesized that recollection of a specific instance from one's life is mediated by recovery of a neural state of spatiotemporal context. This paper reviews recent theoretical advances in formal models of spatiotemporal context and a growing body of neurophysiological evidence from human imaging studies and animal work that neural populations in the hippocampus and other brain regions support a representation of spatiotemporal context.

      PubDate: 2017-06-13T01:33:38Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cobeha.2017.05.022
      Issue No: Vol. 17 (2017)
       
  • Short-term memory for spatial, sequential and duration information
    • Authors: Sanjay G. Manohar; Yoni Pertzov; Masud Husain
      Pages: 20 - 26
      Abstract: Publication date: October 2017
      Source:Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, Volume 17
      Author(s): Sanjay G. Manohar, Yoni Pertzov, Masud Husain
      Space and time appear to play key roles in the way that information is organized in short-term memory (STM). Some argue that they are crucial contexts within which other stored features are embedded, allowing binding of information that belongs together within STM. Here we review recent behavioral, neurophysiological and imaging studies that have sought to investigate the nature of spatial, sequential and duration representations in STM, and how these might break down in disease. Findings from these studies point to an important role of the hippocampus and other medial temporal lobe structures in aspects of STM, challenging conventional accounts of involvement of these regions in only long-term memory.

      PubDate: 2017-06-13T01:33:38Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cobeha.2017.05.023
      Issue No: Vol. 17 (2017)
       
  • Models of spatial and temporal dimensions of memory
    • Authors: Michael E. Hasselmo; James R. Hinman; Holger Dannenberg; Chantal E. Stern
      Pages: 27 - 33
      Abstract: Publication date: October 2017
      Source:Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, Volume 17
      Author(s): Michael E. Hasselmo, James R. Hinman, Holger Dannenberg, Chantal E. Stern
      Episodic memory involves coding of the spatial location and time of individual events. Coding of space and time is also relevant to working memory, spatial navigation, and the disambiguation of overlapping memory representations. Neurophysiological data demonstrate that neuronal activity codes the current, past and future location of an animal as well as temporal intervals within a task. Models have addressed how neural coding of space and time for memory function could arise, with both dimensions coded by the same neurons. Neural coding could depend upon network oscillatory and attractor dynamics as well as modulation of neuronal intrinsic properties. These models are relevant to the coding of space and time involving structures including the hippocampus, entorhinal cortex, retrosplenial cortex, striatum and parahippocampal gyrus, which have been implicated in both animal and human studies.

      PubDate: 2017-06-17T02:17:12Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cobeha.2017.05.024
      Issue No: Vol. 17 (2017)
       
  • The pre/parasubiculum: a hippocampal hub for scene-based cognition?
    • Authors: Marshall A Dalton; Eleanor A Maguire
      Pages: 34 - 40
      Abstract: Publication date: October 2017
      Source:Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, Volume 17
      Author(s): Marshall A Dalton, Eleanor A Maguire
      Internal representations of the world in the form of spatially coherent scenes have been linked with cognitive functions including episodic memory, navigation and imagining the future. In human neuroimaging studies, a specific hippocampal subregion, the pre/parasubiculum, is consistently engaged during scene-based cognition. Here we review recent evidence to consider why this might be the case. We note that the pre/parasubiculum is a primary target of the parieto-medial temporal processing pathway, it receives integrated information from foveal and peripheral visual inputs and it is contiguous with the retrosplenial cortex. We discuss why these factors might indicate that the pre/parasubiculum has privileged access to holistic representations of the environment and could be neuroanatomically determined to preferentially process scenes.

      PubDate: 2017-06-17T02:17:12Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cobeha.2017.06.001
      Issue No: Vol. 17 (2017)
       
  • Episodic future thinking: mechanisms and functions
    • Authors: Daniel L Schacter; Roland G Benoit; Karl K Szpunar
      Pages: 41 - 50
      Abstract: Publication date: October 2017
      Source:Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, Volume 17
      Author(s): Daniel L Schacter, Roland G Benoit, Karl K Szpunar
      Episodic future thinking refers to the capacity to imagine or simulate experiences that might occur in one's personal future. Cognitive, neuropsychological, and neuroimaging research concerning episodic future thinking has accelerated during recent years. This article discusses research that has delineated cognitive and neural mechanisms that support episodic future thinking as well as the functions that episodic future thinking serves. Studies focused on mechanisms have identified a core brain network that underlies episodic future thinking and have begun to tease apart the relative contributions of particular regions in this network, and the specific cognitive processes that they support. Studies concerned with functions have identified several domains in which episodic future thinking produces performance benefits, including decision making, emotion regulation, prospective memory, and spatial navigation.

      PubDate: 2017-06-22T20:38:47Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cobeha.2017.06.002
      Issue No: Vol. 17 (2017)
       
  • Numbers of neurons as biological correlates of cognitive capability
    • Authors: Suzana Herculano-Houzel
      Pages: 1 - 7
      Abstract: Publication date: August 2017
      Source:Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, Volume 16
      Author(s): Suzana Herculano-Houzel
      What impact does variation in brain size have on the behavioral or cognitive capabilities of different species? Answering this seemingly simple question has been hampered by difficulties in defining and measuring the relevant variables in the brain, on the one hand, and in quantifying behavior in a way that can be compared across species, on the other. A new method of counting cells has made it easy to obtain direct estimates of the numbers of neurons that compose different brain structures. Crossing these numbers with the first large-scale quantitative studies of cognitive capabilities across species suggests that absolute numbers of neurons in the mammalian cerebral cortex, or in the bird pallium, are good correlates of cognitive diversity: the more the neurons, regardless of brain or body size, the better a species performs at a same task.

      PubDate: 2017-03-03T14:13:44Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cobeha.2017.02.004
      Issue No: Vol. 16 (2017)
       
  • Inside the corvid brain—probing the physiology of cognition in crows
    • Authors: Andreas Nieder
      Pages: 8 - 14
      Abstract: Publication date: August 2017
      Source:Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, Volume 16
      Author(s): Andreas Nieder
      A wealth of behavioral data show that songbirds of the corvid family are endowed with exquisite cognitive capabilities. The neurophysiological basis of this behavioral flexibility has been addressed recently by recording single-neuron activity from the associative endbrain area nidopallium caudolaterale (NCL) in behaving crows. NCL neurons encode sensory and cognitive variables during working memory, but also participate in the translation of cognitive signals to motor behaviors. These findings highlight the NCL as the corvid brain’s central executive. Intelligence in birds can be realized with an endbrain design that is radically different from the mammalian neocortex and developed independently via convergent evolution.

      PubDate: 2017-03-03T14:13:44Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cobeha.2017.02.005
      Issue No: Vol. 16 (2017)
       
  • Neophilia, innovation and learning in an urbanized world: a critical
           evaluation of mixed findings
    • Authors: Andrea S Griffin; Keilah Netto; Chloe Peneaux
      Pages: 15 - 22
      Abstract: Publication date: August 2017
      Source:Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, Volume 16
      Author(s): Andrea S Griffin, Keilah Netto, Chloe Peneaux
      Conversion of natural environments to cities confronts animals with abundant novel opportunities. Research on perception of threat in urban animals is fast expanding, but analyses of their capacity to exploit novel resources are scant. Experimental predictions regarding urban/non-urban behavioral differences are grounded in disparate statements regarding the ecological conditions that prevail in urban environments. We evaluate critically whether urban habitats favor high neophilia, innovation and learning in established populations. Extreme spatial complexity of urban landscapes coupled with increased resource predictability due to human routine activities should favor neophilia and learning. Cities provide exciting new opportunities to investigate empirically whether variation in these traits is related to variation in environmental complexity and predictability as forecast by a body of theoretical work.

      PubDate: 2017-03-16T14:14:05Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cobeha.2017.01.004
      Issue No: Vol. 16 (2017)
       
  • Modeling risky decision-making in nonhuman animals: shared core features
    • Authors: Sarah R Heilbronner
      Pages: 23 - 29
      Abstract: Publication date: August 2017
      Source:Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, Volume 16
      Author(s): Sarah R Heilbronner
      Understanding the neural mechanisms of risky decision-making is critical to developing appropriate treatments for psychiatric disorders, problem gambling, and addiction to drugs of abuse. Probing neurobiological mechanisms requires the use of nonhuman animal models (particularly rhesus macaques, rats, and mice). However, there is considerable variation across species in risk preferences. Nevertheless, there are shared core features of risky decision-making present across species. As demonstrated with a wide variety of behavioral paradigms, modulators of risk preference observed in humans are readily replicated in model species. Thus, risky decision-making represents an important implementation of reward-guided decision-making that is feasibly modeled across species.

      PubDate: 2017-03-28T14:49:28Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cobeha.2017.03.001
      Issue No: Vol. 16 (2017)
       
  • Collective decision-making
    • Authors: Thomas Bose; Andreagiovanni Reina; James AR Marshall
      Pages: 30 - 34
      Abstract: Publication date: August 2017
      Source:Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, Volume 16
      Author(s): Thomas Bose, Andreagiovanni Reina, James AR Marshall
      Collective decision-making is the subfield of collective behaviour concerned with how groups reach decisions. Almost all aspects of behaviour can be considered in a decision-making context, but here we focus primarily on how groups should optimally reach consensus, what criteria decision-makers should optimise, and how individuals and groups should forage to optimise their nutrition. We argue for deep parallels between understanding decisions made by individuals and by groups, such as the decision-guiding principle of value-sensitivity. We also review relevant theory and empirical development for the study of collective decision making, including the use of robots.

      PubDate: 2017-03-28T14:49:28Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cobeha.2017.03.004
      Issue No: Vol. 16 (2017)
       
  • Apes, feathered apes, and pigeons: differences and similarities
    • Authors: Onur Güntürkün; Felix Ströckens; Damian Scarf; Mike Colombo
      Pages: 35 - 40
      Abstract: Publication date: August 2017
      Source:Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, Volume 16
      Author(s): Onur Güntürkün, Felix Ströckens, Damian Scarf, Mike Colombo
      Apes, corvids, and pigeons differ in their pallial/cortical neuron numbers, with apes ranking first and pigeons third. Do cognitive performances rank accordingly? If they would do, cognitive performance could be explained at a mechanistic level by computational capacity provided by neuron numbers. We discuss five areas of cognition (short-term memory, object permanence, abstract numerical competence, orthographic processing, self-recognition) in which apes, corvids, and pigeons have been tested with highly similar procedures. In all tests apes and corvids were on par, but also pigeons reached identical achievement levels in three tests. We suggest that higher neuron numbers are poor predictors of absolute cognitive ability, but better predict learning speed and the ability to flexibly transfer rules to novel situations.
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      PubDate: 2017-03-28T14:49:28Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cobeha.2017.03.003
      Issue No: Vol. 16 (2017)
       
  • Human brain evolution
    • Authors: Andrey Verendeev; Chet C Sherwood
      Pages: 41 - 45
      Abstract: Publication date: August 2017
      Source:Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, Volume 16
      Author(s): Andrey Verendeev, Chet C Sherwood
      Although we share evolutionary history with other primates, examples of apparent cognitive and behavioral discontinuity between humans and other species abound. Neuroanatomical and molecular differences that distinguish the human brain are evident at several levels of organization. Changes in overall anatomy include an increase in absolute and relative brain size. In addition, there may be novel parietal lobe areas in humans that are involved in processing of evermore fine-grained visuospatial information. Modifications in microstructure, such as the distribution patterns and morphology of neurons and glial cells are also significant. Finally, changes in expression of both mRNA and proteins reflect increased energy consumption and plasticity. All together, these brain specializations, when coupled with cultural forces, shaped the evolution of human cognition.

      PubDate: 2017-04-05T05:36:50Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cobeha.2017.02.003
      Issue No: Vol. 16 (2017)
       
  • Contemporary topics in fish cognition and behaviour
    • Authors: Catarina Vila Pouca; Culum Brown
      Pages: 46 - 52
      Abstract: Publication date: August 2017
      Source:Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, Volume 16
      Author(s): Catarina Vila Pouca, Culum Brown
      The field of fish cognition and behaviour is now well established and recent developments reflect a shift to mechanistic, comparative and theoretical approaches compared to early work. In this review we briefly summarise recent advances in four major areas of research: spatial learning, social cognition, numerical competency and cognition, consciousness and pain. The debate on whether fish are conscious and able to feel pain is particularly topical, and we discuss recent behavioural and adaptive arguments in favour of fish pain. In this review we also propose interesting avenues of research in which fish have been given little attention in comparison with other vertebrate species.

      PubDate: 2017-04-12T07:44:19Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cobeha.2017.03.002
      Issue No: Vol. 16 (2017)
       
  • The cognitive basis of individual recognition
    • Authors: Jessica L Yorzinski
      Pages: 53 - 57
      Abstract: Publication date: August 2017
      Source:Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, Volume 16
      Author(s): Jessica L Yorzinski
      Individual recognition allows animals to discriminate among individuals and adjust their behavior accordingly. It involves the production and propagation of individually-distinctive signals or cues and then the perception and recognition of those signals or cues. This review highlights recent work investigating this process, emphasizing the cognitive basis of perception and recognition. It finds that relatively few studies have addressed how signatures propagate through the environment and are processed by the receiver. Given variation across species in the complexity of recognition, this review recommends further comparative studies be conducted to unravel the factors underlying this variation.

      PubDate: 2017-04-18T23:09:15Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cobeha.2017.03.009
      Issue No: Vol. 16 (2017)
       
  • Perspectives on assessing the emotional behavior of animals with behavior
           problems
    • Authors: Daniel S Mills
      Pages: 66 - 72
      Abstract: Publication date: August 2017
      Source:Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, Volume 16
      Author(s): Daniel S Mills
      The field of clinical animal behavior has a growing scientific basis, with three main paradigms having different perspectives on the assessment of animal emotion. The Behavioral approach, grounded in classical behaviorism, makes little reference to emotion in assessment, despite covert recognition of its importance. The Medical approach, drawing on human psychiatric approaches, emphasizes the importance of physical evidence (behavior descriptions and physiological parameters) for validation of diagnoses centred on abnormality and disorder. The more recent Psychobiological approach synthesizes affective neuroscience, ethology and psychology to propose a systematic and rational framework for making inferences about emotion, that result in the construction of testable (falsifiable) hypotheses relating to four domains derived from component process theory using field-based evidence.​

      PubDate: 2017-04-27T01:18:24Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cobeha.2017.04.002
      Issue No: Vol. 16 (2017)
       
  • Why learn? The adaptive value of associative learning in wild
           populations
    • Authors: Julie Morand-Ferron
      Pages: 73 - 79
      Abstract: Publication date: August 2017
      Source:Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, Volume 16
      Author(s): Julie Morand-Ferron
      The ability to associatively learn is highly conserved, having been evidenced in all bilateral animals tested to date. This general cognitive process has been shown to play a role in a wide diversity of behaviours, including interactions with predators, prey, rivals and mates. Learning is thus expected to be essential for survival and reproduction in many species, but because of associated costs, it is also predicted to be fine-tuned to prevailing conditions by selective processes. Considering the importance of learning in determining populations’ response to environmental changes as well as potential impacts on evolutionary rates, there is still a paucity of evolutionary studies on learning, especially in natural populations. Here I review recent progress in our understanding of the evolutionary causes and consequences of intra-specific variation in associative learning abilities in wild populations, and discuss areas for further investigation.

      PubDate: 2017-04-27T01:18:24Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cobeha.2017.03.008
      Issue No: Vol. 16 (2017)
       
  • Integrating social ecology in explanations of wolf–dog behavioral
           differences
    • Authors: Sarah Marshall-Pescini; Simona Cafazzo; Zsófia Virányi; Friederike Range
      Pages: 80 - 86
      Abstract: Publication date: August 2017
      Source:Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, Volume 16
      Author(s): Sarah Marshall-Pescini, Simona Cafazzo, Zsófia Virányi, Friederike Range
      Whereas studies in comparative cognition normally invoke ecology and social organization to account for differences in social behaviour and cognition across species, dog–wolf differences have so far been explained mostly as a result of direct human selection for desirable traits (e.g., tameness, attention to humans, sociability). Yet, as will be reviewed in this paper, dogs and wolves also differ considerably in both their feeding niche and social organization (which together we refer to as ‘social ecology’). We suggest that observed wolf–dog differences especially in their interaction with the environment (e.g., neophobia, persistence, risk taking) and conspecifics (e.g., tolerance, cooperation, communication) need to be considered also in regard to their social ecology. We propose that social ecology alongside human selection should be recognized as a potentially important factor affecting dogs’ behaviour, and suggest a number of potential avenues for future research, which can more directly test the relative importance of these selection forces.

      PubDate: 2017-05-13T14:15:11Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cobeha.2017.05.002
      Issue No: Vol. 16 (2017)
       
  • From sensory to social: the information that impacts animal foraging
           decisions
    • Authors: Danielle Sulikowski
      Pages: 93 - 99
      Abstract: Publication date: August 2017
      Source:Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, Volume 16
      Author(s): Danielle Sulikowski
      Foraging decisions reflect cost-benefit trade-offs. Costs arise from missed opportunities, ingestion (such as if prey are toxic), and acquisition (time and energy through exploration). Benefits arise from acquiring energy, nutrients and information. I present a collection of recent findings from vertebrates and invertebrates, demonstrating the breadth of information – sensory, social, nutritional, spatial and physiological, to name a few – that impacts animal foraging decisions. I also consider key challenges facing the study of foraging cognition, namely misgivings arising from observations of suboptimal foraging decisions in laboratory studies, and a lack of transferability between information use in the laboratory and that in the world. I conclude that an emphasis on custom experimental designs is key to continued empirical progress in the field.

      PubDate: 2017-05-18T14:15:17Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cobeha.2017.04.003
      Issue No: Vol. 16 (2017)
       
  • Cognitive research in zoos
    • Authors: Lydia M Hopper
      Pages: 100 - 110
      Abstract: Publication date: August 2017
      Source:Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, Volume 16
      Author(s): Lydia M Hopper
      Many zoos are committed to conservation efforts and answering applied questions about veterinary care and welfare. It is less common, however, for basic science to be conducted in zoos. Comparative cognitive research run in zoos is gaining momentum, with more zoos becoming involved and a greater diversity of species being studied. The majority of cognitive research in zoos is conducted with primates, bears, and elephants. There is less cognitive research run with other species, in particular birds, reptiles and insects, or with zoo visitors. Given the number and variety of animals they house, zoos offer a unique forum to expand the taxonomic focus of cognitive research, especially via multi-institutional collaborations, whilst creating an opportunity to foster public engagement with research.

      PubDate: 2017-05-18T14:15:17Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cobeha.2017.04.006
      Issue No: Vol. 16 (2017)
       
  • The frontiers of insect cognition
    • Authors: Clint J Perry; Andrew B Barron; Lars Chittka
      Pages: 111 - 118
      Abstract: Publication date: August 2017
      Source:Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, Volume 16
      Author(s): Clint J Perry, Andrew B Barron, Lars Chittka
      Insects have often been thought to display only the simplest forms of learning, but recent experimental studies, especially in social insects, have suggested various forms of sophisticated cognition. Insects display a variety of phenomena involving simple forms of tool use, attention, social learning of non-natural foraging routines, emotional states and metacognition, all phenomena that were once thought to be the exclusive domain of much larger-brained animals. This will require re-evaluation of what precise computational advantages might be gained by larger brains. It is not yet clear whether insects solve nominally similar tasks by fundamentally simpler mechanisms compared to vertebrates, though there might be differences in terms of the amount of parallel information processing that can be performed by various organisms.

      PubDate: 2017-05-28T10:26:59Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cobeha.2017.05.011
      Issue No: Vol. 16 (2017)
       
  • What are mixed emotions and what conditions foster them? Life-span
           experiences, culture and social awareness
    • Authors: Igor Grossmann; Phoebe C Ellsworth
      Pages: 1 - 5
      Abstract: Publication date: June 2017
      Source:Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, Volume 15
      Author(s): Igor Grossmann, Phoebe C Ellsworth
      ‘Mixed emotions’ is often used synonymously with the notion of complex emotional experiences. Emotional complexity can also mean differentiation of emotions, both within and across situations. We review empirical evidence concerning the relationship between various forms of emotional complexity, integrating them in a general conceptual framework. Mixed emotions converge with other metrics of complexity when accounting for the same level of analysis (across time vs. state-specific) and less so when crossing these levels. Moreover, mixed emotions and other forms of complexity appear to vary as a function of various contextual factors, including age, culture, and situation. In particular, contexts promoting focus beyond one’s immediate point of view appear to facilitate emotional complexity more than self-focused contexts.

      PubDate: 2017-05-18T14:15:17Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cobeha.2017.05.001
      Issue No: Vol. 15 (2017)
       
  • Aging, attention and situation selection: older adults create mixed
           emotional environments
    • Authors: Derek M Isaacowitz; Kathryn L Ossenfort
      Pages: 6 - 9
      Abstract: Publication date: June 2017
      Source:Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, Volume 15
      Author(s): Derek M Isaacowitz, Kathryn L Ossenfort
      Studies of age differences in affective experience tend to report positive age trends. Studies of attentional deployment also tend to find older individuals attending more to positive and less to negative stimuli. However, everyday entertainment choices seem to vary by age more in terms of meaningfulness and value than by valence. Relatively few age differences emerge in the valence of choices made in situation selection tasks, though older adults avoid arousal. Thus, both younger and older adults actively construct mixed emotional environments.

      PubDate: 2017-05-18T14:15:17Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cobeha.2017.05.004
      Issue No: Vol. 15 (2017)
       
  • Partitioning the variability of daily emotion dynamics in dyadic
           interactions with a mixed-effects location scale model
    • Authors: Emilio Ferrer; Philippe Rast
      Pages: 10 - 15
      Abstract: Publication date: June 2017
      Source:Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, Volume 15
      Author(s): Emilio Ferrer, Philippe Rast
      We examine the daily exchanges in affect and emotional experiences of individuals in dyads using a mixed-effects location scale model. We argue that this method is useful to characterize the daily fluctuations in emotions for each individual as well as their interrelations over time. Furthermore, we illustrate how to consider the potential effect of factors external to the dyads’ emotion dynamics, an aspect often ignored in emotion research. In particular, we show how daily weather may influence within-person variability of affect toward one’s relationship, beyond the influence of one’s and the partner’s affect. We interpret our findings in the context of emotion research and methodology for dyadic interactions.

      PubDate: 2017-05-24T10:22:58Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cobeha.2017.05.005
      Issue No: Vol. 15 (2017)
       
  • A healthy mix of emotions: underlying biological pathways linking emotions
           to physical health
    • Authors: Claudia Trudel-Fitzgerald; Farah Qureshi; Allison A Appleton; Laura D Kubzansky
      Pages: 16 - 21
      Abstract: Publication date: June 2017
      Source:Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, Volume 15
      Author(s): Claudia Trudel-Fitzgerald, Farah Qureshi, Allison A Appleton, Laura D Kubzansky
      Both positive (e.g., happiness) and negative (e.g., anxiety) emotions have been distinctively associated with health and disease outcomes. However, whether emotion-related effects are driven by specific emotions or by shared underlying features of similar co-occurring (or mixes of) emotions is still debated. This narrative review summarizes recent scientific advances regarding whether mixed emotions and emotion regulation abilities influence physical health over the lifecourse. While behavioral and biological pathways are commonly proposed to explain these relationships, biological pathways are less well understood. As a result, here we specifically focus on known and novel biological pathways. Future directions for empirical and clinical research aimed at identifying ways to lower the risk of and burden related to chronic diseases are also discussed.

      PubDate: 2017-05-28T10:26:59Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cobeha.2017.05.003
      Issue No: Vol. 15 (2017)
       
  • Mixed feelings: the case of ambivalence
    • Authors: Iris K Schneider; Norbert Schwarz
      Pages: 39 - 45
      Abstract: Publication date: June 2017
      Source:Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, Volume 15
      Author(s): Iris K Schneider, Norbert Schwarz
      Mixed feelings come in many forms. We focus on mixed feelings resulting from conflicting evaluations of a single attitude object, that is, attitudinal ambivalence. Research on attitudinal ambivalence has led to specific measures that assess the presence, intensity, and resolution of ambivalence, shedding new light on underlying dynamics and moderators. This work has also spawned an interest in the metacognitive experiences of conflict that arise from ambivalence and their downstream consequences for judgment and choice. Because research into mixed emotions may benefit from these conceptual and methodological developments, the current article provides an introductory overview of attitudinal ambivalence and its measurement.

      PubDate: 2017-06-02T23:32:22Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cobeha.2017.05.012
      Issue No: Vol. 15 (2017)
       
  • Mixed emotions within the context of goal pursuit
    • Authors: Shannon T Mejía; Karen Hooker
      Pages: 46 - 50
      Abstract: Publication date: June 2017
      Source:Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, Volume 15
      Author(s): Shannon T Mejía, Karen Hooker
      Development in adulthood occurs through the process of setting and working toward goals. Emotions link experiences to goals and action, and are integral to goal setting and goal pursuit. The simultaneous experience of positive and negative or ‘mixed’ emotions coheres with the complexity of goal pursuit within the context of competing demands in daily life. Mixed emotions—experienced as uncertainty in goal prioritization, ambiguity of an event’s outcome, or poignancy recognizing gains and losses—provide conflicting signals that must be resolved before goal pursuit can continue. The process of resolving mixed emotions may evoke a new awareness of priorities and available options that leads to better goal outcomes. Over time, openness to mixed emotions may support health and self-actualization.

      PubDate: 2017-06-02T23:32:22Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cobeha.2017.05.015
      Issue No: Vol. 15 (2017)
       
  • Mixed emotions in the predictive brain
    • Authors: Katie Hoemann; Maria Gendron; Lisa Feldman Barrett
      Pages: 51 - 57
      Abstract: Publication date: June 2017
      Source:Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, Volume 15
      Author(s): Katie Hoemann, Maria Gendron, Lisa Feldman Barrett
      Understanding complex or mixed emotions first requires an exploration of the human nervous system underlying emotions, and indeed all experience. We review current research in neuroscience, which describes the brain as a predictive, internal model of the world that flexibly combines features from past experience to construct emotions. We argue that ‘mixed emotions’ result when these features of past experience correspond to multiple emotion categories. Integrating event perception and cognitive linguistic theories, we propose that ‘mixed emotions’ are perceived as an episode of distinct, linked emotional events due to attentional shifts which update the predicted model of experience. These proposed mechanisms have profound implications for the study of emotion; we conclude by suggesting methodological improvements for future research.

      PubDate: 2017-06-02T23:32:22Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cobeha.2017.05.013
      Issue No: Vol. 15 (2017)
       
  • Mixed emotions across adulthood: when, where, and why?
    • Authors: Susan T Charles; Jennifer R Piazza; Emily J Urban
      Pages: 58 - 61
      Abstract: Publication date: June 2017
      Source:Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, Volume 15
      Author(s): Susan T Charles, Jennifer R Piazza, Emily J Urban
      Psychologists often interpret mixed emotional experiences, defined as experiencing more than one emotion over a given period of time, as indicative of greater emotional complexity and more adaptive functioning. In the present paper, we briefly review studies that have examined these experiences across adulthood. We describe how mixed emotions have been defined in the life-span literature, and how the various studies examining age differences in this phenomenon have yielded discrepant results. We then discuss future research directions that could clarify the nature of mixed emotions and their utility in adulthood, including the assessment of situational context, understanding when mixed emotions are adaptive in daily life, and determining how cognitive functioning is involved in these experiences.

      PubDate: 2017-06-02T23:32:22Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cobeha.2017.05.007
      Issue No: Vol. 15 (2017)
       
  • Understanding mixed emotions: paradigms and measures
    • Authors: Sylvia D Kreibig; James J Gross
      Pages: 62 - 71
      Abstract: Publication date: June 2017
      Source:Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, Volume 15
      Author(s): Sylvia D Kreibig, James J Gross
      In this review, we examine the paradigms and measures available for experimentally studying mixed emotions in the laboratory. For eliciting mixed emotions, we describe a mixed emotions film library that allows for the repeated elicitation of a specific homogeneous mixed emotional state and appropriately matched pure positive, pure negative, and neutral emotional states. For assessing mixed emotions, we consider subjective and objective measures that fall into univariate, bivariate, and multivariate measurement categories. As paradigms and measures for objectively studying mixed emotions are still in their early stages, we conclude by outlining future directions that focus on the reliability, temporal dynamics, and response coherence of mixed emotions paradigms and measures. This research will build a strong foundation for future studies and significantly advance our understanding of mixed emotions.

      PubDate: 2017-06-08T02:21:26Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cobeha.2017.05.016
      Issue No: Vol. 15 (2017)
       
  • Varieties of mixed emotional experience
    • Authors: Jeff T Larsen; Nicholas A Coles; Deanna K Jordan
      Pages: 72 - 76
      Abstract: Publication date: June 2017
      Source:Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, Volume 15
      Author(s): Jeff T Larsen, Nicholas A Coles, Deanna K Jordan
      Experience sampling data reveal that people can experience mixed emotions (i.e., the co-occurrence of positive and negative affect) in daily life and that some pairs of opposite-valence emotions co-occur more often than others. Both experience sampling and laboratory data suggest that, not surprisingly, people often experience mixed emotions when dealing with complex events that can readily be appraised as having both pleasant and unpleasant aspects (e.g., events that foster the pursuit of one goal but thwart that of another). More intriguingly, some events that can only readily be appraised as having unpleasant aspects (e.g., heartbreaking film scenes depicting a character’s death) can also elicit mixed emotions.

      PubDate: 2017-06-08T02:21:26Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cobeha.2017.05.021
      Issue No: Vol. 15 (2017)
       
  • Increased subjective experience of non-target emotions in patients with
           frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
    • Authors: Kuan-Hua Chen; Sandy J Lwi; Alice Y Hua; Claudia M Haase; Bruce L Miller; Robert W Levenson
      Pages: 77 - 84
      Abstract: Publication date: June 2017
      Source:Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, Volume 15
      Author(s): Kuan-Hua Chen, Sandy J Lwi, Alice Y Hua, Claudia M Haase, Bruce L Miller, Robert W Levenson
      Although laboratory procedures are designed to produce specific emotions, participants often experience mixed emotions (i.e., target and non-target emotions). We examined non-target emotions in patients with frontotemporal dementia (FTD), Alzheimer’s disease (AD), other neurodegenerative diseases, and healthy controls. Participants watched film clips designed to produce three target emotions. Subjective experience of non-target emotions was assessed and emotional facial expressions were coded. Compared to patients with other neurodegenerative diseases and healthy controls, FTD patients reported more positive and negative non-target emotions, whereas AD patients reported more positive non-target emotions. There were no group differences in facial expressions of non-target emotions. We interpret these findings as reflecting deficits in processing interoceptive and contextual information resulting from neurodegeneration in brain regions critical for creating subjective emotional experience.

      PubDate: 2017-06-08T02:21:26Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cobeha.2017.05.017
      Issue No: Vol. 15 (2017)
       
  • Editorial overview: Theories, methods, and applications of mixed emotions
    • Authors: Richard Gonzalez; Jacqui Smith; Lisbeth Nielsen
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 31 May 2017
      Source:Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences
      Author(s): Richard Gonzalez, Jacqui Smith, Lisbeth Nielsen


      PubDate: 2017-06-02T23:32:22Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cobeha.2017.05.019
       
  • Inter- and intra-individual variation in emotional complexity:
           methodological considerations and theoretical implications
    • Authors: Anthony Ong; Alex Zautra Patrick Finan
      Abstract: Publication date: June 2017
      Source:Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, Volume 15
      Author(s): Anthony D Ong, Alex J Zautra, Patrick H Finan
      The degree of relationship between positive and negative emotional states or emotional complexity is a topic of ongoing debate. At issue is whether positive and negative emotions are opposite ends of a bipolar continuum or independent dimensions in a bivariate distribution. In this review, we summarize work suggesting that the distinction between positive and negative emotions varies both between and within individuals as a function of cognition and changes in informational demands, a perspective called the Dynamic Model of Affect (DMA). In addition to providing a theoretical model that specifies the conditions under which bivariate and bipolar models of affect may be valid, the DMA offers an integrative framework through which models of resilience and stress adaptation may be articulated.

      PubDate: 2017-05-28T10:26:59Z
       
  • Cultural variation in pro-positive versus balanced systems of emotions
    • Authors: Yuri Miyamoto; Xiaoming Brooke Wilken
      Abstract: Publication date: June 2017
      Source:Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, Volume 15
      Author(s): Yuri Miyamoto, Xiaoming Ma, Brooke Wilken
      People generally perceive positive emotions more favorably than negative emotions and try to increase positive emotions and decrease negative emotions. However, the extent to which people hold such pro-positive and contra-negative orientations to emotions differs across cultures. We review research that examines cultural influences on the valuation, regulation, and experiences of positive and negative emotions. Based on this research, we propose that a pro-positive and contra-negative system of emotion is more prevalent in Western, especially American cultural contexts, whereas a balanced system of emotion is more dominant in East Asian cultural contexts. At the end, we propose directions for future research.

      PubDate: 2017-05-28T10:26:59Z
       
  • The varying roles played by emotion in economic decision making
    • Authors: David Dunning; Detlef Fetchenhauer Thomas
      Abstract: Publication date: June 2017
      Source:Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, Volume 15
      Author(s): David Dunning, Detlef Fetchenhauer, Thomas Schlösser
      Emotions play complex roles in economic decision-making, particularly those involving risk. We discuss recent scholarship documenting three different entry points at which emotion can influence decision-making. First, decisions can be influenced by anticipated emotions, the feelings people forecast that they will experience once the outcomes of their decisions are revealed. Second, decisions can be swayed by immediate emotions, feelings felt at the time of decision. Immediate emotions fall into two categories. First are background emotions, or feelings people just happen to feel for incidental reasons at the time they make a decision. Second are action-related emotions, or feelings evoked as participants consider each decision option open to them. We discuss how emotions evoked at different entry points can lead to mixed emotions as people consider their choices.

      PubDate: 2017-05-28T10:26:59Z
       
  • The boundary-based view of spatial cognition: a synthesis
    • Authors: Sang Lee
      Abstract: Publication date: August 2017
      Source:Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, Volume 16
      Author(s): Sang Ah Lee
      Basic processes underlying spatial encoding and memory have ancient evolutionary origins and are shared by many neighboring branches of the phylogenetic tree. As a result, the study of spatial cognition and its neural correlates has been a fruitful area of research that has benefited immensely from making cross-species generalizations. Converging evidence from all areas of cognitive science – from the firing of single neurons in the rodent brain, to the development of spatial abilities in chicks, fish, and children, to visual scene perception in adult humans – reveals that environmental boundaries, such as walls, ledges, cliffs, hills, and other terrain-like structures, play a fundamental role in vertebrate spatial mapping and navigation behavior. The aim of this review is to bring together three decades of research in the first comprehensive boundary-based view of spatial cognition.

      PubDate: 2017-04-27T01:18:24Z
       
  • Editorial overview: Stress and behavior
    • Authors: David A Morilak; Carmen Sandi
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 12 April 2017
      Source:Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences
      Author(s): David A Morilak, Carmen Sandi


      PubDate: 2017-04-18T23:09:15Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cobeha.2017.03.007
       
 
 
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