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Understanding emotions

Author: Keith Oatley; Jennifer M Jenkins
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Blackwell Publishers, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This new textbook is the first book to span fully the fast-growing field of research on emotions. It extends across a broad range of disciplines, covering the entire lifespan from infancy to adulthood.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Oatley; Jennifer M Jenkins
ISBN: 1557864942 9781557864949 1557864950 9781557864956
OCLC Number: 32819626
Description: xxvi, 448 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Approaches to understanding --
Cultural understandings of emotions --
Evolution of emotions --
What is an emotion? --
Brain mechanisms of emotion --
Development of emotions --
Individual differences in the development of emotionality --
Emotions and psychopathology in childhood --
Functions and effects of emotions in cognition and persuasion --
Emotions in social relationships --
The role of emotions in adult psychopathology --
Psychotherapy, consciousness, and narrative.
Responsibility: Keith Oatley and Jennifer M. Jenkins.

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Spanning the field of research on emotions, this book is designed as a textbook for second- and third-year university courses. It ranges across the disciplines, from philosophy and narrative  Read more...

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