Revisiting the past and back to the future: Horizons of cognition and emotion research

Sander L. Koole*, Klaus Rothermund

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To commemorate that Cognition & Emotion was established three decades ago, we asked some distinguished scholars to reflect on past research on the interface of cognition and emotion and prospects for the future. The resulting papers form the Special Issue on Horizons in Cognition and Emotion Research. The contributions to Horizons cover both the field in general and a diversity of specific topics, including affective neuroscience, appraisal theory, automatic evaluation, embodied emotion, emotional disorders, emotion-linked attentional bias, emotion recognition, emotion regulation, lifespan development, motivation, and social emotions. We hope that Horizons will spark constructive debates, while offering guidance for the future growth and development of research on the interface between cognition and emotion. Finally, we provide an update on how Cognition & Emotion has fared over the past year, and announce some changes in editorial policies and the editorial board.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalCognition and Emotion
Issue number1
Early online date14 Feb 2019
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2019


  • affective neuroscience
  • affective processing bias
  • appraisal theory
  • automatic evaluation
  • cognition and emotion
  • embodied emotion
  • emotion recognition
  • emotion regulation
  • emotional development
  • emotional disorders
  • History of emotion research
  • motivation and emotion
  • social emotions
  • theories of emotion


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