• USD: 103.00
  • Author: Annett Schirmer
  • Publisher: Sage Publications
  • ISBN-13: 9781452226255
  • Pages: 528
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Year of Pub / Reprint Year: 2015


About The Book

Emotion is a comprehensive text that integrates traditional psychological theories and cutting-edge neuroscience research to explain the nature and role of emotions in human functioning. Written in an engaging style, the book explores emotions at the behavioral, physiological, mental, and neurofunctional (i.e., chemical, metabolic, and structural) levels, and examines each in a broad context, touching on different theoretical perspectives, regulatory processes, development, and culture, among others. Providing greater insight and depth than existing texts, the book offers a holistic view of the field, giving students a broader understanding of the mechanisms underlying emotions and enabling them to appreciate the role emotions play in their lives. In dedicated chapters, the text covers past and current theories of emotion, individual emotions and their bodily representation, the role of emotions for behavior and cognition, as well as interindividual differences.

Table Of Contents:
Part I: Emotion Theories from Antiquity to Modernity
Chapter 1: The Passions of the Soul: Early Emotion Theories Chapter 2: Brain and Thought Processes as Antecedents to Emotion: Emotion Theories of the 20th century Chapter 3: What Is an Emotion? Modern Thoughts and Concepts

Part II: Foundations for Emotion Research
Chapter 4: Biological Foundations Chapter 5: Methodological Foundations I: Eliciting Emotions Chapter 6: Methodological Foundations II: Exploring Emotions

Part III: Emotions
Chapter 7: Joy and Positive Emotions Chapter 8: Sadness Chapter 9: Fear

Part IV: Emotions and Other Mental Processes
Chapter 10: Emotion Effects on Cognition Chapter 11: Emotion Regulation

Part V: Intra- and Inter-individual Differences in Emotion
Chapter 12: Emotions Across the Lifespan Chapter 13: Emotions and Sex Differences Chapter 14: Emotions and Culture