Affective causes and consequences of social information processing

[review] current psychological theory and research on . . . the nature of specific emotions, the cognitive causes of emotion, and the cognitive consequences of mood and emotion [within the area of social information processing] (from the chapter); establish what we mean by emotion / issues of terminology turn out to be important because there is not broad agreement on certain key issues in the study of emotion / [take] a cognitive approach to Wundt's question about the structure of emotion / [take] a cognitive approach to James's question about the function of emotion (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)