Understanding Emotions

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Wiley, Feb 13, 1996 - Psychology - 448 pages
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This new textbook is the first book to fully span the fast growing field to research on emotions. It ranges across a broad range of disciplines, covering the entire lifespan from infancy to adulthood. Its main theme is that emotions have functions: they set priorities among our concerns and they provide the underlying structure of human friendships, to the excitements of sexuality. Understanding Emotionsd is designed as a textbook for second- and third-year university courses, and the text itself is fully supported by introductions and summaries, suggestions for further reading, plus a comprehensive bibliography and a glossary.

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About the author (1996)

Keith Oatley is Professor of Applied Psychology at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and at the University of Toronto. He is also Executive Officer of the International Society for Research on Emotions. He is a highly respected researcher in the field, and he has recently won the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Novel.

Jennifer Jenkins is Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto, and is a well-known researcher in the field of developmental psychopathology.

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