Best Laid Schemes: The Psychology of the Emotions
A cognitive psychologist who has also trained as a psychotherapist, Keith Oatley is Professor of Applied Psychology at the Centre for Applied Cognitive Science at The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education in Toronto. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and author of Brain Mechanisms and Mind, Perceptions and Representations: The Theoretical Bases of Brain Research, and Selves in Relation: An Introduction to Psychotherapy and Groups.
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The Romantic movement
An integrative theory
Style and the question of insight
Organization and content of the book
Theory and function
The structure of emotions
What is an emotion?
Stress and distress
Stress and psychosomatic illness
Life events and depression
A theory of depression
The statistics of science and the portraits of art
Freuds cognitive psychology of intention the case of Dora
The case of the missing intentions
Multiple intentions and the repercussions of conflict
Emotions as communications
Intuitive and empirical approaches to understanding
Ordinary language and emotion terms in English
Theory and evidence
Emotions intuitions and insight
Rationality and emotions
What is rationality?
Overcoming limitations of individuals
Assembly of fragments into complex plans
Mutual plans and social emotions
Interpersona1 schemata of emotions
And speaking of emotions the pragmatics of emotion terms
Conflict and unpredictability
Plans and emotions in fictional narrative
George Eliots Middlemarch
Dorothea and Dora
Enjoyment and creativity
Where and when does happiness occur?
The interpersonal structure of happiness
How might one become happy?
Putting emotions into words
Three types of disjunction in emotions
Joining semantic and nonsemantic aspects
Four bases of understanding emotions
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