How Emotions Work

How Emotions Work

by Jack Katz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226426009

ISBN-13: 9780226426006

Pub. Date: 11/01/2001

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Many of the ways in which we express and react to emotions make very little sense. From the tears that mark both the best and worst moments in our lives to the rages sparked by the most trivial of traffic annoyances, emotions surprise us-they lead us to act in ways contrary to our better judgment, and they always seem to lie just beyond our control. In How

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Overview

Many of the ways in which we express and react to emotions make very little sense. From the tears that mark both the best and worst moments in our lives to the rages sparked by the most trivial of traffic annoyances, emotions surprise us-they lead us to act in ways contrary to our better judgment, and they always seem to lie just beyond our control. In How Emotions Work, Jack Katz observes situations ranging from a criminal's interrogation-room breakdown to a child's temper tantrum, and offers new approaches to understanding our emotions, their sources, and the behavior they lead to, all with unprecedented clarity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226426006
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
11/01/2001
Edition description:
1
Pages:
407
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
One: Pissed Off in L.A.
Two: Families and Funny Mirrors
Three: Shameful Moments
Four: What Is Crying?
Fog and Fugue: An Introduction to Two Cryings
Five: An Episode of Whining
Six: Crying in the Whirlpool: A Murderer Breaks Down under Police Interrogation
Seven: Mundane Metamorphoses
Notes
References
Index

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