Mind & Society

, Volume 11, Issue 1, pp 107-119

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Implicit cognition, emotion, and meta-cognitive control

  • Ron SunAffiliated withCognitive Science Department, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Email author 
  • , Robert C. MathewsAffiliated withPsychology Department, Louisiana State University

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The goal of this research is to understand the interaction of implicit and explicit psychological processes in dealing with emotional distractions and meta-cognitive control of such distractions. The questions are how emotional and meta-cognitive processes can be separated into implicit and explicit components, and how such a separation can be utilized to improve self-regulation of emotion, which can have significant theoretical and practical implications.


Dual processes Implicit cognition Emotion Meta-cognition Learning