Communicating Emotion: Social, Moral, and Cultural Processes

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Cambridge University Press, Aug 13, 1999 - Psychology - 295 pages
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The central argument of this book is that emotion is meaningful and meaning is emotional. The modern world is forcing us to understand emotion in order to cope with new problems such as road rage and epidemic levels of depression, as well as age-old problems such as homicide, genocide and racial tension. This book draws upon scholarly research to address, explain and legitimize the role that emotion plays in everyday interaction and in many of the pressing social, moral, and cultural issues that we face today.
 

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Contents

How Important Is Emotion in Everyday Interaction?
9
Emotion as Process
11
Components of the Emotion Process
14
Putting the Process Back Together Again
34
Valuing Emotion in Conversation
36
How and Why Is Emotion Communicated?
39
Communication as Weaving Meaning
41
Communicating Emotion and Communicating Emotionally
43
Individual and Interactional Perspectives
136
Social Emotions and Sharing
137
The Socialization of Emotion
139
Emotion Messages and Close Relationships
144
Emotional Communication and Social Roles
146
Communicating Emotion to Manage Social Situations
151
The Issue of Responsibility
158
How Do Emotion Messages Communicate Moral Meaning?
160

Expressions Change Over Time
51
Expressiveness
52
Varieties of Emotional Connection
54
Why Communicate Emotion with Others?
67
Emotional Communication Competence
70
Is Emotional Communication Spontaneous or Strategic?
71
Managing Emotional Expressions
72
Acting and Reacting Emotionally
83
Adapting Emotional Messages to Audiences
87
The Wisdom of Emotion and Risks of Ignoring It
90
The Demands of Emotion Management on the Job
93
How Is Emotional Meaning Constructed Through Communication?
104
Emotional Meaning Influences Physical Health
105
Venting Catharsis and Weaving Meaning
107
How Communicating Emotion Helps Coping
111
Communicating Emotions to Other People
116
Weaving Meaning Together in Everyday Life
133
How Is Emotional Meaning Both Personal and Social?
134
Emotion Messages Communicate Standards for Right and Wrong
162
Cultivating and Judging Emotional Character
179
Challenging and Defending EmotionBased Morality
185
Pathos Logos and Ethos Revisited
191
Emotivism versus Moral Emotionality Today
192
How Is Emotional Communication Grounded in Common Human Experience and Diverse Cultures?
194
How Important Is Emotion in Everyday Interaction?
198
How and Why is Emotion Communicated?
207
Are Emotional Messages Spontaneous or Strategic?
217
How Is Emotional Meaning Constructed Through Communication?
220
How Is Emotional Meaning Both Personal and Social?
223
How Do Emotion Messages Communicate Moral Meaning?
230
To What Extent Can We Share Emotional Meanings Across Culture and History?
234
What Is the Future of Emotional Meaning?
235
References
243
Author Index
277
Subject Index
286
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Page 252 - Feeney, JA, Noller, P., & Roberts, N. (1998). Emotion, attachment, and satisfaction in close relationships. In PA Andersen & LK Guerrero (Eds.), Handbook of communication and emotion: Research, theory, applications, and contexts (pp.

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