What Develops in Emotional Development? / Edition 1

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This timely volume asks the fundamental questions: What are emotions? What do we really mean by emotional development? Theorists and researchers examine the subject from a variety of perspectives- biological, structuralist, functionalist, systems, and social constructionist-and examine such facets of emotion as emotional appraisal processes, feeling states, action-tendencies, cognitive-emotion interactions, psychological defense, and emotional representations. Each author addresses the editors' call for conceptual definitions of emotion and emotional development, and answers their question concerning the role of emotion in socio-cultural context.
The book's ample summary tables and index are sure to be especially useful for researchers, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates in developmental psychology and social psychology.

Incl. natural fdns of emotions; alternative trajectories in the devpt of anger-related appraisals; controversy/consensus

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Psychologists and educators offer their views on the three fundamental questions of what they refer to when they talk about emotion, what it is that changes during emotional development, and what roles developing emotions play in the lives of individuals. The perspectives they use are biological and differential emotions, functionalist, systems, and social and cultural. The goal of the collection is to clarify points of agreement and disagreement among theorists and researchers. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: On the Nature, Development, and Function of Emotions; S. Griffin, M.F. Mascolo. The Development and Structure of Emotions; M. Lewis. Biological and Differential Emotions Perspectives: Toward a Neuroscience of Emotion: The Epigenetic Foundations of Emotional Development; J. Pankseep, et al. Differential Emotions Theory and Emotional Development: Mindful of Modularity; B.P. Ackerman, et al. Functionalist Perspectives. A Functionalist Perspective to the Development of Emotions; K.C. Barrett. Emotion and the Possibility of Psychologists Entering into Heaven; T. Brown, A. Kozak. Systems Perspectives: A Dynamic Systems Approach to Cognition-Emotion Interactions in Development; M.D. Lewis, L. Douglas. Toward a Component Systems Approach to Emotional Development; M.F. Mascolo, D. Harkins. Alternative Trajectories in the Development of Anger-Related Appraisals; M.F. Mascolo, S. Griffin. Social and Cultural Perspectives: The Development of Emotion from a Social Process View; K.L. Dickson, et al. The Analysis of Emotions: Dimensions of Variation; N.H. Frijda, B. Mesquita. The Narrative Construction of Emotional Life: Developmental Aspects; J.C. Mancuso, T.R. Sarbin. Conclusion and Integration: Alternative Conceptions of Emotional Development: Controversy and Consensus; M.F. Mascolo, S. Griffin. Index.

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