Emotion and Consciousness

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Lisa Feldman Barrett, Paula M. Niedenthal, Piotr Winkielman
Guilford Press, Jan 10, 2007 - Psychology - 420 pages
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Presenting state-of-the-art work on the conscious and unconscious processes involved in emotion, this integrative volume brings together leading psychologists, neuroscientists, and philosophers. Carefully organized, tightly edited chapters address such compelling questions as how bodily responses contribute to conscious experience, whether "unconscious emotion" exists, how affect is transmitted from one person to another, and how emotional responses are produced in the brain. Bringing a new level of coherence to lines of inquiry that often remain disparate, the book identifies key, cross-cutting ideas and themes and sets forth a cogent agenda for future research.

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CHAPTER 1Introduction
PART ICognition and Emotion
CHAPTER 2Embodiment in the Acquisition and Use of Emotion Knowledge
Insights from Studies of the Human Amygdala
CHAPTER 4Affect and the Resolution of Cognitive Control Dilemmas
PART IIUnconscious Emotional Processing
Nonconscious Information Processing Emotion and Attention to Facial Stimuli
New Findings and Perspectives on Nonconscious Facial Expression Recognition and Its Voice and WholeBody Contexts
PART IVThe Experience of Emotion
CHAPTER 10Emotion Experience and the Indeterminacy of Valence
Core Affect and Conceptualization in the Experience of Emotion
PART VPerspectives on the ConsciousUnconscious Debate
CHAPTER 12Emotion Processes Considered from the Perspective of DualProcess Models
The Bulk of the Iceberg
Once More without Feeling
CHAPTER 15Emotions Embodiment and Awareness

Mechanisms and Processes
PART IIIUnconscious Emotional Behavior
CHAPTER 8Conscious and Unconscious Emotion in Nonlinguistic Vocal Communication
CHAPTER 9Behavior Systems and the Contextual Control of Anxiety Fear and Panic
CHAPTER 16Seven Sins in the Study of Unconscious Affect

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Lisa Feldman Barrett, PhD, is a professor of psychology at Boston College. Her major research focus addresses questions about the experience of emotion from a multidisciplinary perspective. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Society, has authored more than 60 academic articles and chapters, and coedited The Wisdom in Feeling: Psychological Processes in Emotional Intelligence.
Paula M. Niedenthal, PhD, is Director of Research in the National Centre for Scientific Research and is a member of the Laboratory in Social and Cognitive Psychology at Blaise Pascal University, Clermont-Ferrand, France. Author of more than 65 academic articles and chapters and several books, Dr. Niedenthal is a fellow of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology and is currently at work on a textbook on the study of emotion in social psychology.

Piotr Winkielman, PhD, is an associate professor of psychology at the University of California-San Diego. Dr. Winkielman's current research focuses on the relations among emotion, cognition, body, and consciousness using psychological and psychophysiological approaches. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation and the National Alliance for Autism Research, and he has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

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