This book examines the major progress made in recent psychological science in understanding the cognitive control of thought, emotion, and behavior and what happens when that control is diminished as a result of aging, depression, developmental disabilities, or psychopathology. Each chapter of this volume reports the most recent research by a leading researcher on the international stage. Topics include the effects on thought, emotion, and behavior by limitations in working memory, cognitive control, attention, inhibition, and reasoning processes. Other chapters review standard and emerging research paradigms and new findings on limitations in cognitive functioning associated with aging and psychopathology. The explicit goal behind this volume was to facilitate cross-area research and training by familiarizing researchers with paradigms and findings in areas different from but related to their own.
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Author Biography - Randall W. Engle
Randall W. Engle is Professor and Chairperson in the School of Psychology at Georgia Institute of Technology. He received his MA and Ph.D. from Ohio State University. His research over the last 20 years has evolved from those regarding the nature of individual differences in working memory capacity (WMC) to the role of WMC in higher order cognition. Grzegorz Sedek is Director of the Institute of Social Psychology at Warsaw School of Social Psychology in Poland. He received his MA and Ph.D. from the University of Warsaw in Poland. His main areas of research involve cognitive limitations in depression, aging, after uncontrollability pre-exposure, and dual process models in social cognition. Ulrich von Hecker is Lecturer at the School of Psychology at Cardiff University. His current research involves social cognition, cognitive limitations in depression, and the nature and the dynamic character of emotion. He has written many articles and has published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, European Journal of Social Psychology, and Social Cognition. Daniel N. McIntosh is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Denver. His research focuses on emotions and coping using survey, laboratory, and psychophysiological methods. In particular, he investigates the role of religion in coping, stress and coping in low control contexts, and cognitive deficits emerging from situations of uncontrollabililty and depression.