Best Laid Schemes: The Psychology of the Emotions

Best Laid Schemes: The Psychology of the Emotions

by Keith Oatley
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Cambridge University Press
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Best Laid Schemes: The Psychology of the Emotions

Keith Oatley draws on theories from psychology, philosophy and linguistics, as well as writings from other social sciences, to show how emotions are central to any understanding of human actions and mental life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521423878
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 02/28/1992
Series: Studies in Emotion and Social Interaction Series
Pages: 544
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.22(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures and tables; Acknowledgments; Prologue; Part I. Theory and Function: 1. The structure of emotions; 2. Intuitive and empirical approaches to understanding; 3. Rationality and emotions; 4. Mutual plans and social emotions; Part II. Conflict and Unpredictability: 5. Plans and emotions in fictional narrative; 6. Stress and distress; 7. Freud's cognitive psychology of intention: the case of Dora; Part III. Enjoyment and Creativity: 8. Happiness; 9. Putting emotions into words; Epilogue; Notes; References; Author index; Subject index.

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