Widely regarded as the standard reference in the field, this handbook comprehensively examines all aspects of emotion and its role in human behavior. The editors and contributors are foremost authorities who describe major theories, findings, methods, and applications. The volume addresses the interface of emotional processes with biology, child development, social behavior, personality, cognition, and physical and mental health. Also presented are state-of-the-science perspectives on fear, anger, shame, disgust,...

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Widely regarded as the standard reference in the field, this handbook comprehensively examines all aspects of emotion and its role in human behavior. The editors and contributors are foremost authorities who describe major theories, findings, methods, and applications. The volume addresses the interface of emotional processes with biology, child development, social behavior, personality, cognition, and physical and mental health. Also presented are state-of-the-science perspectives on fear, anger, shame, disgust, positive emotions, sadness, and other distinct emotions. Illustrations include seven color plates.

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Editorial Reviews

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"The contributors constitute a Who''s Who of emotion scientists with a judicious mix of established and rising researchers. This is the book on emotions. No library should be without it....Essential. All readers, all levels."--Choice Reviews

From the Publisher
"When selecting a textbook for my graduate students, I look for something that comprehensively describes the major theories and controversies in the discipline, written by well-recognized scholars. The Handbook of Emotions is just that. It is often difficult to find a text on affective processes that does not simply espouse one particular theorist’s perspective. The Handbook, however, provides models from a variety of perspectives, offering my students a well-rounded approach to emotion theory and research. This textbook remains a primary resource for my doctoral psychology students."—Thomas B. Virden, PhD, Clinical Psychology Program, Midwestern University, Glendale, Arizona

"Emotion links all of psychology, making this handbook essential across the discipline. This 'who's who' and 'what's what' in emotion provides an indispensable foundation for students and scholars. Each reader will find much that is new in this rapidly changing and pivotal field. Personality and social psychologists appear at center stage, flanked on one side by biology and development, and on the other by cognition and application. The field of emotion—and this handbook—helps define what it means to be fully human."—Susan T. Fiske, PhD, Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology, Princeton University

"Of the many brain functions that influence human behavior, none are more important than emotions. Emotions are also major determinants of a person's quality of life and health. In the past 30 years, knowledge about emotions has grown exponentially, and we are fortunate to have this handbook to provide detailed, comprehensive coverage of these advances. For those investigating emotions, as well as clinicians who care for patients with mood and emotional disorders, this book is essential reading."—Kenneth M. Heilman, MD, James E. Rooks Jr. Distinguished Professor of Neurology and Health Psychology, The University of Florida

"The Handbook of Emotions has established itself as the standard reference in its field. Comprehensive, cogent, incisive, and authoritative, this volume is truly extraordinary. Its coverage and writing style make it a suitable text for graduate (and even advanced undergraduate) courses in human emotions. No other treatment of emotion touches so broadly and crisply on the major subfields of emotion, including basic, applied, medical, and mental health approaches. This third edition belongs on the shelves of everyone striving to understand emotions, and is a splendid high-level invitation to explore what has become one of the central fields of study in the behavioral sciences."—Joseph J. Campos, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, and Cofounder, International Society for Research on Emotions

"Once again, Lewis et al. have made it easy for anyone in the scholarly community to gain a rich appreciation of the current state of knowledge regarding emotions. This edition of the Handbook allows the current cohort of active investigators to see the next set of questions that must be answered."—Jerome Kagan, PhD, Daniel and Amy Starch Research Professor of Psychology, Emeritus, Harvard University

"The contributors constitute a Who's Who of emotion scientists with a judicious mix of established and rising researchers. This is the book on emotions. No library should be without it....Essential. All readers, all levels."—Choice
From The Critics
Reviewer: Gary B Kaniuk, Psy.D. (Cermak Health Services)
Description: This book discusses various aspects of emotion and its relationship to behavior. This third edition updates the second edition of 2000.
Purpose: The editors note that the book "seeks to be both a compendium of what we have learned and an introduction to new areas that have caught our imagination."
Audience: It is intended for researchers, students, and practitioners in social, personality, developmental, clinical, and health psychology; neuropsychology; psychiatry; and related disciplines. Dr. Lewis is a professor of pediatrics and psychiatry at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Jones, a professor of psychology at Rutgers has published extensively in this field and her recent research involves chemosensory aspects of emotion. Dr. Barrett is professor of psychology at Boston College and has published over 80 papers and book chapters. The numerous contributors provide an international perspective from Canada, Sweden, the United Kingdom, France, and the United States.
Features: "The book begins with a background in the study of emotions, including philosophy, history, and evolutionary perspectives. It goes on to discuss physiological, developmental, health, personality, and social aspects. Lastly, the authors target specific emotions. Each subtopic is thoroughly covered. The discussion of positive emotions (chapter 48) is well written and provides a nice discussion of the "broaden and build" theory. There are no obvious shortcomings, but I would have liked more tables and/or figures because it is easy to get lost in the minutiae of the text. It is an impressive work, with 848 pages devoted to the topic and research findings. It contains both an author and subject index. "
Assessment: This wonderful reference presents 49 different subtopic areas in order to better explain the concept of emotion. Emotion has been a widely debated topic by philosophers for centuries. This book appears to be the gold standard in the field based on the distinguished editors and authors and the fact that it continues to be revised as new theories and research occur. All in all, this is a tremendous contribution to psychology and our understanding of human nature.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781606238035
  • Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/17/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 848
  • Sales rank: 864,834
  • File size: 9 MB

Meet the Author

Michael Lewis, PhD, is University Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry and Director of the Institute for the Study of Child Development at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Lewis has written or edited more than 30 books on developmental psychology, and he was rated as number one in scholarly impact in the field of developmental psychology in a survey published in Developmental Review. Jeannette M. Haviland-Jones, PhD, is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Human Emotions Lab at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. She has written extensively about emotional development for over 25 years. Her long-time research interests have included lifespan changes in displays of emotion, gender differences in emotions, and the organizing effects of emotion on cognition and on personality. Recently she has initiated research on the chemosensory aspects of emotion communication, including studies on the emotional environment. Lisa Feldman Barrett, PhD, is Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Director of the Interdisciplinary Affective Science Laboratory at Northeastern University, with research appointments at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. Her major research focus is on the nature of emotion from social-psychological, psychophysiological, cognitive science, and neuroscience perspectives. Dr. Barrett has published over 120 papers, book chapters, and books. A recipient of prestigious research awards, she is currently Co- Editor in Chief of Emotion Review.

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Table of Contents

I. Interdisciplinary Foundations1. The Philosophy of Emotions, Robert C. Solomon2. History of Emotions: Issues of Change and Impact, Peter N. Stearns3. The Sociology of Emotions, Jan E. Stets and Jonathan H. Turner4. The Affective Brain and Core Consciousness: How Does Neural Activity Generate Emotional Feelings?, Jaak Panksepp5. The Psychologist’s Point of View, Nico H. Frijda6. The Clinical Application of Emotion in Psychotherapy, Leslie S. Greenberg7. Emotions, Music, and Literature, P. N. Johnson-Laird and Keith Oatley8. The Evolutionary Psychology of the Emotions and Their Relationship to Internal Regulatory Variables, John Tooby and Leda Cosmides9. The Role of Emotion in Economic Behavior, Scott Rick and George LoewensteinII. Biological and Neurophysiological Approaches to Emotion10. Emotional Networks in the Brain, Joseph E. LeDoux and Elizabeth A. Phelps11. The Psychophysiology of Emotion, Jeff T. Larsen, Gary G. Berntson, Kirsten M. Poehlmann, Tiffany A. Ito, and John T. Cacioppo12. Vocal Expressions of Emotion, Jo-Anne Bachorowski and Michael J. Owren13. Facial Expressions of Emotion, David Matsumoto, Dacher Keltner, Michelle N. Shiota, Maureen O’Sullivan, and Mark Frank14. A “Nose” for Emotion: Emotional Information and Challenges in Odors and Semiochemicals, Jeannette M. Haviland-Jones and Patricia J. Wilson15. The Neuroimaging of Emotion, Tor D. Wager, Lisa Feldman Barrett, Eliza Bliss-Moreau, Kristen Lindquist, Seth Duncan, Hedy Kober, Josh Joseph, Matthew Davidson, and Jennifer Mize16. Interoception and Emotion: A Neuroanatomical Perspective, A.D. (Bud) CraigIII. Developmental Changes17. The Development of Facial Expressions: Current Perspectives on Infant Emotions, Linda A. Camras and Serah S. Fatani18. The Emergence of Human Emotions, Michael Lewis19. Children's Understanding of Emotion, Paul L. Harris20. The Interface of Emotional Development with Social Context, Carolyn Saarni21. Young Children’s Understanding of Others’ Emotions, Sherri C. Widen and James A. Russell22. Intermodal Emotional Processes in Infancy, Arlene S. Walker-Andrews23. Long-Lived Emotions: A Life Course Perspective on Emotional Development, Carol MagaiIV. Social Perspectives24. Gender and Emotion in Context, Leslie R. Brody and Judith A. Hall25. The Cultural Psychology of the Emotions: Ancient and Renewed, Richard A. Shweder, Jonathan Haidt, Randall Horton, and Craig Joseph26. Intergroup Emotions, Eliot R. Smith and Diane M. Mackie27. Empathy and Prosocial Behavior, Martin L. Hoffman28. Social Functions of Emotion, Agneta H. Fischer and Antony S.R. Manstead V. Personality Issues29. Subjective Well-Being, Richard E. Lucas and Ed Diener30. Temperament and Emotion, John E. Bates, Jackson A. Goodnight, and Jennifer E. Fite31. Emotion Regulation, James J. Gross32. Emotional Complexity, Kristen A. Lindquist and Lisa Feldman BarrettVI. Cognitive Factors33. Emotional Intelligence, Peter Salovey, Brian T. Detweiler-Bedell, Jerusha B. Detweiler-Bedell, and John D. Mayer34. Some Ways in Which Positive Affect Influences Decision Making and Problem Solving, Alice M. Isen35. Advances in Modeling Emotion and Thought: The Importance of Developmental, On-Line and Multilevel Analyses, Nancy L. Stein, Marc W. Hernandez, and Tom Trabasso36. Emotion Concepts, Paula M. Niedenthal37. Memory and Emotion, Elizabeth A. Kensinger and Daniel L. Schacter38. A Framework for Representing Emotional States, Marvin Minsky39. Appraisal Theories: How Cognition Shapes Affect into Emotion, Gerald L. Clore and Andrew OrtonyVII. Health and Emotions40. Emotions and Health Behavior: A Self-Regulation Perspective, Michael A. Diefenbach, Suzanne M. Miller, Matthew Porter, Ellen Peters, Michael Stefanek, and Howard Leventhal41. Emotions, the Neuroendocrine and Immune Systems, and Health, Margaret E. Kemeny and Avgusta Shestyuk42. Health-Promoting and Health-Damaging Effects of Emotions, Nathan S. Consedine43. Emotion Disturbances as Transdiagnostic Processes in Psychopathology, Ann M. KringVIII. Select Emotions44. Fear and Anxiety: Overlaps and Dissociations, Arne Ohman45. The Development of Anger and Hostile Interactions, Elizabeth A. Lemerise and Kenneth A. Dodge46. Self-Conscious Emotions: Embarrassment, Pride, Shame, and Guilt, Michael Lewis47. Disgust, Paul Rozin, Jonathan Haidt, and Clark R. McCauley48. Positive Emotions, Barbara L. Fredrickson and Michael A. Cohn 49. Sadness and Grief, George A. Bonanno, Laura Goorin, and Karin G. Coifman

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