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Overview

This second edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the latest research and developments in emotions and includes the following features: cohesive synthesis of evolutionary and cultural approaches to emotion; new chapters on communication of emotion, bodily changes, and appraisal; increased emphasis on interpersonal implications of emotions, including studies of newly discovered expressions and systems of communication; new coverage on moral judgment, individual differences, gene-environment interactions, and positive emotions; new coverage of subjective well-being and pro-social emotions like gratitude and compassion; updated references throughout reflect current research and data, including research on affective neuroscience; and a new design and pedagogical features that include new integrated boxes that depict historical landmarks and historical figures, updated tables, boldfaced terms, and end-of-chapter summaries.
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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: 9781557864956
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/28/1996
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 7.58 (w) x 9.76 (h) x 1.05 (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

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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