Emotion: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

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Psychology Press, 1996 - Psychology - 362 pages
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This volume represents a range of approaches, both theoretical and applied, to the topic of emotion by neuroscientists, developmentalists, social and personality psychologists, and clinical psychologists. Readers should appreciate the diversity of questions and methods presented, as well as note the common ground that emerges in these discussions. Chapter coverage ranges from the neural bases of emotion to the role of emotion in psychotherapy. There are vigorous discussions regarding the concept of emotion, its role in development, and its application to contemporary problems such as violence and war. The papers in this volume begin a dialogue about possible intersections in the study of emotion from scholars who embrace sharply different perspectives on this complex topic -- a fitting tribute in memory of G. Stanley Hall.

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Passions Emotion and Socially Consequential Behavior
Affective Neuroscience A Paradigm to Study the Animate Circuits for Human Emotions
FearPotentiated Startle in the Study of Animal and Human Emotion
A GoalBased Approach to Memory for Emotional Events Implications for Theories of Understanding and Socialization
An Epigenetic Perspective on Emotional Development
Gender Emotional Expression and ParentChild Boundaries
Personality Theory Birth Death and Transfiguration
Emotional Experiences The Pains and Pleasures of Distinct Regulatory Systems
Sequential Dependencies in Emotional Experience and Behavior
Autistic Aloneness
Insights Concerning the Cerebral Basis of Emotion Based on Studies of Mood Disorders in Patients with Brain Injury
Allowing and Accepting of Emotional Experience
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Steven Fein is Professor of Psychology at Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts. Born and raised in Bayonne, New Jersey, he received his A.B. from Princeton University and his Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Michigan. He has been teaching at Williams College since 1991, with time spent teaching at Stanford University in 1999. His edited books include EMOTION: INTERDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES, READINGS IN SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY: THE ART OF SCIENCE AND RESEARCH, MOTIVATED SOCIAL PERCEPTION: THE ONTARIO SYMPOSIUM, and GENDER AND AGGRESSION: INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES. He recently completed a term on the executive committee of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology. His research interests concern stereotyping and prejudice, suspicion, and sociocultural and motivational influences on person perception.

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