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Current Issue - Fall 2013


Looking Back to Look Forward: The Science of Memory and Future
Thinking Fascinating how the mind has the capacity to revisit the past, stay in the present, and plan for the future. This article helps us to
understand how the past influences the future. By Scott Cole, PhD


Recipes for Long-Lasting Happiness
We all have ideas of what would make us happy. Research indicates that there are certain causes of long-term happiness. By Benjamin S. Caunt, PhD

Who am I Becoming? The Four Mechanisms that Produce Self-Concept Change As we change throughout our lifespan it is interesting to consider what factors influence our self-concept or how we define ourselves. The article examines certain mechanisms that prompt change. By Jonathan S. Gore, PhD

Behavioral Avoidance and Limited Environmental Reward as Causes of Depression Some individuals avoid feelings or circumstances that cause discomfort. Research shows that the more we avoid we also risk experiences that are rewarding. Avoidant coping strategies can lead to depression. By Derek R. Hopko, PhD andC. C. McIndoo, MSc

How Does Emotion Influence Our Most Complex Cognitive Processes?
Processes such as interpretation, judgment, decision making and reasoning are all influenced by our emotions. This article examines how anger, anxiety, and positive moods affect us. By Isabelle Blanchette, PhD and Anne Richards, PhD


Editor’s Message

Self-Talk, Coping, Flexibility and Emotional Health Our self-talk can either be positive and helpful or negative and destructive. One must consider the quality of their selftalk and its impact on mental health and
strategizing. By Julie Hakim-Larson, PhD and Kimberley Babb, PhD

Weather and Consumer’s Apparel Behaviour There is a profound relationship between weather and consumer behaviour. This article examines several factors that influence consumer buying. By Youngjin Bahng, PhD and Doris H.Kincade, PhD

Mental Toughness: Is it all in the Mind?
What makes certain individuals succeed under pressure? Researchers are
investigating what factors make one more resilient. A technique called directed forgetting paradigm is examined. By Peter J. Clough, PhD, Stephen A. Dewhurst, PhD and Rachel J. Anderson, PhD


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