Understanding Emotions / Edition 3

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Keith Oatley's 3rd edition of UnderstandingEmotions emphasizes the value of emotions and explores thelatest research with practical concerns for clinical problems,education and everyday understanding. The text extends across abroad range of disciplines and covers the entire lifespan frominfancy to adulthood. It includes sections on the study of emotion,the different elements of emotion, evidence of how emotions governand organize social life, and emotion and individual functioning,including psychological disorders and well being.

Furthermore, the text offers combined chapters on evolutionaryand cultural approaches, studies of new expressions (love, desire)as well as new systems of communication (touch, music), findings onemotion and the central nervous systems, and studies on the role ofemotion in moral judgment. Discussions of how popular and classicalmovies emphasize emotions show how to keep an emotion diary totrack one’s emotions and interactions. The book Includesboxes on emotional intelligence and how to improve it as well asscales of assessing the self. Boxes on emotions in art andliterature and positive psychology boxes are also new editions tothis issue.

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“This new edition is as delightful and informative as itspredecessor. It includes the important advancements in researchmade over the past 10 years, and carries the clear fruits of itsenlarged authorship.” Nico Frijda, University ofAmsterdam

Understanding Emotions provides an admirabletheoretical integration of empirical research and, at the sametime, makes emotion research relevant to our everyday lives. It isthe perfect book for both undergraduate and graduate-level courseson emotion.” Batja Mesquita, Wake ForestUniversity

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118147436
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/29/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 520
  • Sales rank: 361,110
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Keith Oatley is Director of the Cognitive Science Program,University of Toronto. He is the author of more than 130 scholarlyarticles and seven books, including Emotions: A BriefHistory (Blackwell, 2004), and two novels.

Dacher Keltner is professor of psychology at Universityof California at Berkeley, and the author of more than 80 scholarlyarticles and one book. He received the 2000 Templeton PositivePsychology Prize for Excellence in Research, and twouniversity-wide teaching awards at UC Berkeley.

Jennifer M. Jenkins is Professor in the Department ofHuman Development and Applied Psychology at the University ofToronto. She is co-editor, with Keith Oatley, of Human Emotions:A Reader (Blackwell, 1998). She now heads a large researchproject on gene-environment interactions in children.

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Table of Contents

1 Approaches to understanding emotions 3
2 Evolution of emotions 33
3 Cultural understandings of emotions 57
4 Communication of emotions 83
5 Bodily changes and emotion 115
6 Emotions and the brain 139
7 Appraisal, knowledge, and experience 165
8 Development of emotions in childhood 193
9 Emotions in social relationships 225
10 Emotions and cognition 257
11 Individual differences and personality 291
12 Emotions and mental health in childhood 321
13 Emotions and mental health in adulthood 353
14 Psychotherapy, consciousness, and well-being 385
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