The Psychology of Jealousy and Envy

The Psychology of Jealousy and Envy

by Peter Salovey (Editor)

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Overview

After decades of banishment to popular magazines and advice columns, jealousy and envy have emerged as legitimate topics of scientific inquiry. This volume includes chapters from nearly every major contributor to the psychological literature in this area. From emotional, and cognitive processes that underlie jealousy and envy; to the ways these emotions are experienced and expressed within close relationships; to family, societal, and cultural contexts, the volume offers a definitive statement of current theory and research.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780898625554
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 02/15/1991
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

Peter Salovey received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Yale University in 1986 where he is presently an associate professor contributing to both the social/personality and clinical psychology programs. His major research interest is the functions of human emotion, especially the manner in which emotions direct cognition, motivate social behavior, and color close relationships. Most recently, Salovey has been concerned with complex emotions such as envy and jealousy, and the influence of emotions on perceptions of health and illness. He is the co-author of PEER COUNSELING (with Vincent J. D'Andrea) and REASONING, INFERENCE, AND JUDGEMENT IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY (with Dennis Turk). Salovey is also the editor of the Guilford Emotions and Social Behavior Series.

Table of Contents

I. JEALOUS AND ENVIOUS THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS.
1. The Emotional Experiences of Envy and Jealousy, Parrott.
2. The Organization of Jealousy Knowledge: Romantic Jealousy as a Blended Emotion, Sharpsteen.
3. A Cognitive Theory of Jealousy, Mathes.
4. Envy and the Sense of Injustice, Smith.
II. THE EXPERIENCE OF JEALOUSY IN CLOSE RELATIONSHIPS.
5. Psychosocial Aspects of Jealousy: A Transactional Model, Bringle.
6. Developmental Correlates of Jealousy, Clanton & Kosins.
7. Jealousy in Close Relationships: An Exchange Theoretical Perspective, Buunk.
8. Modes of Response to Jealousy-Envoking Situations, Bryson.
III. FAMILY, SYSTEMS, AND CULTURE IN JEALOUSY AND ENVY.
9. Jealousy: Its Conceptualization, Measurement, and Integration with Family Stress Theory, Hansen.
10. Self, Relationship, Friends, and Family: Some Applications of Systems Perspectives to Romantic Jealousy, White.
11. The Motive for the Arousal of Romantic Jealousy: Its Cultural Origin, Hupka.
12. Envy and Jealousy: Self and Society, Salovey & Rothman.

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For investigators and students interested in emotions and close relationships. It will also help clinicians who work with envious or jealous clients to understand the roots of these problems. In addition, it also serves as an excellent text for advanced undergraduate courses in social psychology and graduate level courses in emotion, close relationships, and social psychology.

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