Cognition And Emotion: From Order To Disorder / Edition 2

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The relationship between thinking and feeling has puzzled philosophers for centuries, but more recently it has become a dominant focus in psychology and 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.

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, the numerous theories that seek to explain one or more emotional disorders (e.g., depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and phobias) seldom discuss normal emotions. This 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 as well as a thorough examination of the historical background and philosophy of emotion.

Cognition and Emotion: From Order to Disorder provides an excellent advanced textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate courses. It will also be useful reading for researchers and lecturers, as well as clinical professionals working with the emotional disorders.

About the Author:
Mick Power is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Edinburgh and is a practising clinical psychologist at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital

About the Author:
Tim Dalgleish is a Senior Research Scientist and practising clinical psychologistat the Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge

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Editorial Reviews

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"The conceptual angle of the book is compelling, and based on a measured, broad and informed view of the literature. The authors show a familiarity and knowledge of this wide domain of expertise which they convey with clarity and in an accessible style." - Warren Mansell, School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester

"This book is a unique contribution to modern emotion research. There is no other text that manages to weave strands of historical and contemporary approaches to emotion science from philosophical, psychological, and clinical perspectives into a rich tapestry as Power and Dalgleish achieve with the presentation of their SPAARS model. This is a field in motion and the authors capture a moment in time and foster further integrative research by jumping effortlessly across the boundaries of different disciplines." - Arvid Kappas, Professor of Psychology, Jacobs University Bremen

"Once again, with their unique style, Power and Dalgleish have produced a most readable, comprehensive, and scholarly book on Cognition and Emotion. The integration of theory and evidence is done extremely well, and enhanced with reference to the authors' own integrative model of emotion (SPAARS). The authors' refreshing approach to the understanding of emotions puts this book in the top league of current competitors." - Nazanin Derakhshan, School of Psychology, Birkbeck University of London

"[…] For any aspiring or even established researcher of emotion who wishes to maintain an open-minded view, what is presented here is an enjoyable, illuminating and persuasive read." – Frances A. Maratos, Applied Cognitive Psychology, 2009

"[...]The authors should be commended for undertaking this very important and ambitious endeavour. What sets this text apart from other books on cognition and emotion is its attempt to describe the philosophical and historical underpinnings of work on emotion." - Canadian Psychology/Psychologie Canadienne, Naomi Koerner

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415373548
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/31/2007
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 456
  • Sales rank: 1,197,171
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Mick Power is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Edinburgh and is a practising clinical psychologist at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital. He was previously a Senior Lecturer in the University of London and has worked as a clinical psychologist at Guy's Hospital, and at the Maudsley and Bethlem Hospitals. He has worked for the Medical Research Council and for many years has been a Research Advisor with the World Health Organization.

Tim Dalgleish is a Senior Research Scientist and practising clinical psychologist at the Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge. He completed his doctoral training and clinical psychology training at the Institute of Psychiatry in London. His main research interests include psychological reactions to trauma and cognition-emotion relations in the emotional disorders.

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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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