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"I have not seen a better collection of papers on shame, embarrassment, guilt, and pride. Many different perspectives are represented in eighteen well-written chapters including developmental, cross-cultural, and narrative approaches. The book reports on cutting-edge research concerning a topic of interest in social, personality, developmental, and clinical psychology. Every student of human emotions will want a copy." --Peter Salovey, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of Graduate Studies in Psychology, Yale University.
"This book is an important contribution to the growing literature on the emotions, which should be read by emotion theorists and researchers, especially those with a special interest in what the editors call the self-conscious emotions. These include shame, embarrassment, guilt, and pride. The editors correctly point out that these emotions have been, to some extent, ignored in the study of the emotions. The authors of the chapters constitute a who's-who of social scientists who have contributed substantially to our understanding of one or more of these emotions. This volume is one of the best and most up-to-date sourcebooks containing current ideas and empirical research on them." --Richard S. Lazarus, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, University of California at Berkeley
"I found the book comprehensive in that it includes the development of self conscious emotions, clinical applications, and cultural differences. There was a nice mixture of older and newer investigators. It is an important sourcebook for researchers or anyone interested in shame, guilt, pride, and embarrassment." --Arnold Buss, Ph.D., University of Texas
"This timely book brings together many of the top names in the field of emotion to examine shame, guilt, embarrassment, and pride. This endeavor helps to redress a disturbing neglect of these important emotions and their social significance. The content-rich chapters range in focus from emotional development to cultural influence, yet each contributes to our understanding of the antecedents of these critical emotional experiences and their consequences for social conduct." --Bernard Weiner, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles