Rethinking emotion science: new theory section for Cognition & Emotion

Klaus Rothermund*, Sander L. Koole

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A cumulative emotion science requires sustained investments in theory development. To encourage such investments, a new section will be added to Cognition & Emotion that is specifically devoted to theory. In this Editorial, we first lay out the rationale for the new Theory section. Next, we consider the added value of theory for research on cognition and emotion. Building on these notions, we outline the kinds of articles that are to be published in the new Theory section, with Klaus Scherer being the inaugural Editor of the Theory section.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)628-632
Number of pages5
JournalCognition and Emotion
Issue number4
Early online date9 Jun 2020
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Cognition and emotion
  • cognitive theories of emotion
  • theory development


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