The Psychology of Emotions / Edition 1

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Overview

Emotions are a part of personality and essential to all human relationships, but how well do we understand what they really are? What are the processes by which they occuer and influence us? How do they affect the way we perceive and interact with the world? In The Psychology of Emotions, author Carroll E. Izard provides a timely overview that focuses on the relevance of emotions to our daily lives as he addresses these and other fundamental questions on the activation, expression, experience, and functions of emotions.

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An introductory textbook presenting the causal processes, expression, experience, and functions of each of the basic emotions. The general perspective is evolutionary-developmental. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 On the origins and functions of emotions 1
Ch. 2 Defining emotions and their relations to cognition, action, and personality 27
Ch. 3 Emotions, consciousness, and emotion-cognition relations 59
Ch. 4 Interest-excitement : activation, expression, and experience 89
Ch. 5 Interest-excitement : development, social relations, and personality 109
Ch. 6 Enjoyment-joy : a force for psychological well-being and social bonds 131
Ch. 7 Joy : empirical studies 153
Ch. 8 Surprise-astonishment 177
Ch. 9 Sadness 185
Ch. 10 Sadness in grief and depression 203
Ch. 11 Anger 229
Ch. 12 Disgust and contempt 257
Ch. 13 Fear and anxiety 281
Ch. 14 Shyness 313
Ch. 15 Shame 329
Ch. 16 Guilt, conscience, and morality 355
Ch. 17 Love 393
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