Understanding Emotions / Edition 3

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Overview

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

Furthermore, the text offers combined chapters on evolutionary and cultural approaches, studies of new expressions (love, desire) as well as new systems of communication (touch, music), findings on emotion and the central nervous systems, and studies on the role of emotion in moral judgment. Discussions of how popular and classical movies emphasize emotions show how to keep an emotion diary to track one’s emotions and interactions. The book Includes boxes on emotional intelligence and how to improve it as well as scales of assessing the self. Boxes on emotions in art and literature and positive psychology boxes are also new editions to this issue.

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“This new edition is as delightful and informative as its predecessor. It includes the important advancements in research made over the past 10 years, and carries the clear fruits of its enlarged authorship.” Nico Frijda, University of Amsterdam

Understanding Emotions provides an admirable theoretical integration of empirical research and, at the same time, makes emotion research relevant to our everyday lives. It is the perfect book for both undergraduate and graduate-level courses on emotion.” Batja Mesquita, Wake Forest University

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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: 521,563
  • 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 scholarly articles and seven books, including Emotions: A Brief History (Blackwell, 2004), and two novels.

Dacher Keltner is professor of psychology at University of California at Berkeley, and the author of more than 80 scholarly articles and one book. He received the 2000 Templeton Positive Psychology Prize for Excellence in Research, and two university-wide teaching awards at UC Berkeley.

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

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Table of Contents

Part I: Perspectives on Emotion:

Chapter 1: Approaches to Understanding Emotions

Chapter 2: Evolution of Emotions

Chapter 3: Cultural Understandings of Emotions

Part II: Elements of emotion:

Chapter 4: Communication of Emotions

Chapter 5: Bodily Changes and Emotions

Chapter 6: Brain Mechanisms and Emotion

Chapter 7: Appraisal, Knowledge, Experience

Part III: Emotions and Social Life:

Chapter 8: Development of Emotions in Childhood

Chapter 9: Emotions in Social Relationships

Chapter 10: Emotion and Cognition

Part IV: Emotions and the Individual:

Chapter 11: Individual Differences in Emotionality

Chapter 12: Emotion-based Disorders of Childhood

Chapter 13: Mental Disorder and Well-being in Adulthood

Chapter 14: Consciousness, Regulation, Psychotherapy

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