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Affects/Social Cognition/Shoda/Smith: Early information-processing models developed within cognitive psychology focused on ‘cool cognitions’, such as facts and propositions processed in a logical fashion.
These models changed as it became clear that affects, or emotions, profoundly influence many aspects of behaviour, including how stimuli are encoded and the expectancies that are evoked by situational cues (Forgas 1995)(1).
Cognitions about the self and one’s future are inherently affect laden, or ‘hot’ (Shoda and Mischel 1998)(2). Moreover, affective responses can influence a wide range of behaviours, including evaluative responses and social behaviour, in a pre-conscious fashion that occurs automatically and outside of awareness (Gollwitzer and Bargh 1996)(3).
Shoda/Smith: Emotions also affect other CAPS (Cognitive-affective processing system) components. >Encoding/Shoda/Smith, >Social Cognition/Shoda/Smith.
Anxiety, for example, can significantly lower outcome expectancies in performance situations (Smith 2006)(4). >Control processes/Shoda/Smith.
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2. Shoda, Y. and Mischel, W. 1998. Personality as a stable cognitive-affective activation network: characteristic patterns of behaviour variation emerge from a stable personality structure, in S. J. Read and L. C. Miller (eds.), Connectionist and PDP models of social reasoning and social behaviour, pp. 175–208. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum
3. Gollwitzer, P. M. and Bargh, J. A. (eds.) 1996.The psychology of action: linking motivation and cognition to behaviour. New York: Guilford Press
4. Smith, R. E. 2006. Understanding sport behavior: a cognitive-affective processing systems approach, Journal of Applied Sport Psychology 18: 1–27
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