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The Cognitive Structure of Emotions
     

The Cognitive Structure of Emotions

by Andrew Ortony, Allan Collins, Gerald L. Clore
 
Three aspects of the world to which people can react (events, actions of agents and objects) are used to characterize a wide range of emotions and reveal the cognitions that underlie distinct types of human emotion.

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Three aspects of the world to which people can react (events, actions of agents and objects) are used to characterize a wide range of emotions and reveal the cognitions that underlie distinct types of human emotion.

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Many emotion theorists have argued that cognitive appraisal is central to emotion. Authors here present outlines of an account of how such appraisals are made. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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"The primary value of this book is in the linking of emotions, in an intuitively sensible classification, to conditions and value structures in a way never before mapped out so explicitly and so well." Contemporary Sociology

"This is a tightly reasoned, succinctly written, and intellectually demanding work." Cognition and Emotion

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ISBN-13:
9780521353649
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/29/1988
Pages:
218
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

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