Psychological Science Agenda

A publication of the Science Directorate
November 2004 | Vol. 18, No. 11

SCIENCE BRIEFS

Emotion and Cognition: The Case of Automatic Vigilance

By Randy J. Larsen, PhD

When confronted with a threatening stimulus, people typically devote increased attentional resources to that stimulus, raising the accessibility of evaluatively-similar information in memory, and biasing subsequent perceptions and judgments toward a threatening evaluation

Simple Pleasures

By Kent Berridge, PhD

New findings in hedonic psychology and affective neuroscience are revealing intriguing complexities.

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  • November 2004 Announcements
    Nominate a Colleague for a 2005 Gold Medal Award; Grants Available for Scientific Conferences, Proposals Invited; Submit Nominations for Brewer Teaching Award; Funding for Research on Child Labor; Promoting Psychological Research and Training on Health Disparities Issues at Ethnic Minority Serving Institutions (PRoDIGS): Request for Proposals (RFP); New Positive Psychology Fellows Program: Call For Applications; Proposals Sought for LGB Research; Apply for Gerson Grant for Family, Couple, Multi-Generational Processes