- Cohesive synthesis of evolutionary and cultural approaches toemotion
- New chapters on communication of emotion, bodily changes, andappraisal
- Increased emphasis on interpersonal implications of emotions,including studies of newly discovered expressions and systems ofcommunication
- New coverage on moral judgment, individual differences,gene-environment interactions, and positive emotions
- New coverage of subjective well-being and pro-social emotionslike gratitude and compassion
- Updated references throughout reflect current research anddata, including research on affective neuroscience
- A new design and pedagogical features include new integratedboxes that depict historical landmarks and historical figures,updated tables, boldfaced terms, and end-of-chapter summaries.
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About the Author
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 ContentsFigures.
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.
What People are Saying About This
“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