Cognition And Emotion: From Order To Disorder / Edition 2

Cognition And Emotion: From Order To Disorder / Edition 2

by Mick Power, Tim Dalgleish
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415373549

ISBN-13: 9780415373548

Pub. Date: 10/31/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The relationship between thinking and feeling has puzzled philosophers for centuries, but more recently has become a dominant focus in psychology and in the brain sciences. This second edition of the highly praised Cognition and Emotion examines everything from past philosophical to current psychological perspectives in order to offer a novel understanding

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Overview

The relationship between thinking and feeling has puzzled philosophers for centuries, but more recently has become a dominant focus in psychology and in the brain sciences. This second edition of the highly praised Cognition and Emotion examines everything from past philosophical to current psychological perspectives in order to offer a novel understanding of both normal emotional experience and the emotional disorders.

The authors integrate work on normal emotions with work on the emotional disorders. Although there are many influential theories of normal emotions within the cognition and emotion literature, these theories rarely address the issue of disordered emotions. Similarly, there are numerous theories that seek to explain one or more emotional disorders (e.g., depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and phobias), but which rarely discuss normal emotions. The present book draws these separate strands together and introduces a theoretical framework that can be applied to both normal and disordered emotions. It also provides a core cognition and emotion textbook through the inclusion of a comprehensive review of the basic literature. The book includes chapters on the historical background and philosophy of emotion, reviews the main theories of normal emotions and of emotional disorders, and includes separate chapters organised around the five basic emotions of fear, sadness, anger, disgust, and happiness.

Cognition and Emotion: From Order to Disorder provides both an advanced textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in addition to a novel approach with a range of implications for clinical practice for work with the emotional disorders.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415373548
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/31/2007
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to Second Edition     xi
Introduction     1
Preliminary observations     2
Emotion     6
The cognitive approach in psychology     8
Summary of the aims of this book     9
Philosophy and theory     13
The cognitive philosophy of emotion     15
Some initial questions for the aspiring emotion theorist     17
Early theories of emotion: the Greek philosophers     19
The Platonic model of emotion     20
The development of the feeling theory of emotions: Rene Descartes     21
The psychologising of feeling theory: William James     26
The behaviourist theory of emotions     29
The development of the cognitive account of emotions: Aristotle, Aquinas, and Spinoza     33
Twentieth-century cognitive accounts of emotion     41
Summary and conclusions     46
Cognitive theories of emotion     57
Categorical versus dimensional approaches to emotion     60
Network theories     73
Appraisal theories     82
Summary     96
Cognitive theories of emotional disorder     101
Seligman's learned helplessness theory     103
Beck's cognitivetherapy     107
Williams, Watts, MacLeod, and Mathews (1988, 1997)     113
Teasdale and Barnard (1993)     115
Social-cognitive theories     119
Miscellaneous theories     122
Summary     124
Towards an integrated cognitive theory of emotion: the SPAARS approach     129
The picture so far     130
Some theoretical remarks concerning a theory of mind     135
The format of mental representations     140
Emotion generation via schematic models     146
Additional constraints and processes within SPAARS     158
A note on complex emotions     166
Conclusions     167
Basic emotions and their disorders     169
Fear     171
Normal fear and anxiety     172
Disordered fear and anxiety     177
Panic     180
Generalised anxiety and worry     189
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)     201
Phobias and obsessions     218
Conclusions     220
Sadness     221
Sadness: some theoretical considerations     226
Combinations of sadness and other basic emotions     228
Grief      230
Depression     235
Postnatal depression     254
Other affective disorders     256
Further comments and conclusions     256
Anger     259
The moral nature of anger     261
Events, agents, interpretations, and appraisals involved in anger     261
Other factors contributing to the experience of anger     264
Too much anger versus too little     268
Theories of anger     271
The relationship of anger to other emotions     283
Anger disorder     287
Conclusing remarks     292
Disgust     293
Some theoretical comments     297
Complex emotions derived from disgust     301
Disorders of disgust     304
Summary and conclusions     318
Happiness     321
Joy and other circumscribed positive emotions     324
Traditional approaches to the study of happiness     325
Towards a theoretical account of happiness     329
The repressive coping style     337
Emotional states related to happiness     342
Happiness order and happiness disorder     347
Concluding remarks     352
Overview and conclusions     353
Summary of the SPAARS model     355
Meta-emotional skills and representations     366
Therapeutic implications     367
Final comments on SPAARS     374
References     375
Author Index     421
Subject Index     435

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