Affect and Cognition

  • Katharina LochnerEmail author


The first ideas on the relation between cognition and emotion date back to the 1940s, when, for example, Cameron (1947) stated that emotion in general reduces cerebral competence. However, according to Bless (1999), the research programme on the relation between affect and cognitive performance did not begin until the 1970s when researchers began to systematically vary affective states under experimental conditions and assess the influence of these states on memory and social behaviour.


Positive Affect Positive Emotion Negative Mood Positive Mood Mastery Goal 
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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.HamburgGermany

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