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Cognition and Affect

Cognition and Affect More Generally

Overview of Cognition and Affect

Emotional intelligence concerns the improvement of thinking via emotion and emotional knowledge. There are, however, a number of other mutual influences of emotion and thought that do not necessarily lead to higher intelligence.

For example, longer-term emotional states (e.g., moods) can bias thoughts in particular ways, with happy moods, for example, leading to more optimistic thoughts. The area of “cognition and affect” deals with those issues. This section also includes measures of emotion and methods for changing emotionality.

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