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Understanding Emotions / Edition 1

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781557864956
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/28/1996
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 7.58(w) x 9.76(h) x 1.05(d)

About the Author

Keith Oatley is Director of the Cognitive Science Program,University of Toronto. He is the author of more than 130 scholarlyarticles and seven books, including Emotions: A BriefHistory (Blackwell, 2004), and two novels.

Dacher Keltner is professor of psychology at Universityof California at Berkeley, and the author of more than 80 scholarlyarticles and one book. He received the 2000 Templeton PositivePsychology Prize for Excellence in Research, and twouniversity-wide teaching awards at UC Berkeley.

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

Table of Contents





Part I: Perspectives on Emotion:.

1. Approaches to Understanding Emotions.

2. Evolution of Emotions.

3. Cultural Understandings of Emotions.

Part II: Elements of emotion:.

4. The Communication of Emotion.

5. Bodily Changes and Emotion.

6. Brain Mechanisms of Emotion.

7. Appraisal, Knowledge, and Experience.

Part III: Emotions and Social Life:.

8. Development of Emotions in Childhood.

9. Emotions in Social Relationships.

10. Emotion and Cognition.

Part IV: Emotions and the Individual:.

11. Individual Differences and Personality.

12. Emotion and Mental Health in Childhood.

13. Emotions and Mental Health in Adulthood.

14. Psychotherapy, Consciousness, and Well-being.



Subject Index.

Author Index.

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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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