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Emotional Choices

Author : Robin Markwica
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Why do states often refuse to yield to military threats from a more powerful actor, such as the United States? Why do they frequently prefer war to compliance? International Relations scholars generally employ the rational choice logic of consequences or the constructivist logic of appropriateness to explain this puzzling behavior. Max Weber, however, suggested a third logic of choice in his magnum opus Economy and Society: human decision making can also be motivated by emotions. Drawing on Weber and more recent scholarship in sociology and psychology, Robin Markwica introduces the logic of affect, or emotional choice theory, into the field of International Relations. The logic of affect posits that actors' behavior is shaped by the dynamic interplay among their norms, identities, and five key emotions: fear, anger, hope, pride, and humiliation. Markwica puts forward a series of propositions that specify the affective conditions under which leaders are likely to accept or reject a coercer's demands. To infer emotions and to examine their influence on decision making, he develops a methodological strategy combining sentiment analysis and an interpretive form of process tracing. He then applies the logic of affect to Nikita Khrushchev's behavior during the Cuban missile crisis in 1962 and Saddam Hussein's decision making in the Gulf conflict in 1990-1 offering a novel explanation for why U.S. coercive diplomacy succeeded in one case but not in the other.

The Politics of Emotions Candidates and Choices

Author : Heather E. Yates
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Anchored in the idea that political campaigns matter to electoral outcomes, The Politics of Emotions, Candidates and Choices analyzes the dynamics of emotional voting and decision-making over the course of three presidential elections between 2004 and 2012. Each presidential campaign reflects a unique tone and mood, which influences voters’ perceptions of choices and candidate image. Accounting for the idiosyncratic nature of a campaign environment and a candidate’s message, this analysis isolates specific emotional dimensions that were influential on voters’ appraisals of specific campaign issues. Relying on the Affective Intelligence theory and the Transfer-of-Affect thesis to narrate the causal relationships between voters’ emotional responses and issue appraisals, this book illustrates the specific electoral contexts when voters’ emotions are trusted as political knowledge and transferred to their beliefs about certain policies.

Emotions Advertising and Consumer Choice

Author : Flemming Hansen
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"Emotions, Advertising and Consumer Choice focuses on recent neurological and psychological insights - originating from brain scanning or neurological experiments - on basic emotional processes in the brain and their role in controlling human behaviour. These insights are translated by the authors to cover the behaviour of ordinary individuals in everyday life. The book looks at these developments in the light of traditional cognitive theories of consumer choice and it discusses the implications for advertising and other communication testing."--Jacket.

Choices Responsible Decisions for a Godly Life

Author : Robert F. Kirk
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Life can be hard, cold, and painful. Or it can be pleasant, warm, and rewarding. The consequences of the choices we make in life determine which way it will be. We can’t control many of life’s events, but we can control how we deal with them. Our responsibility is to build a successful life in a world of confusion, pain, and disorientation. In Choices: Responsible Decisions for a Godly Life, author Dr. Robert F. Kirk explains that each of us is responsible for the outcome of our life. The individual choices we make in life determine what we will become. Kirk discusses the natural and spiritual choices that determine our success or failure, and he recommends the Book of Proverbs as a guide for Godly wisdom to assist us in those decisions. The Book of Proverbs, a powerful book that provides instruction and guidance, instructs us to partner with God in our choices using His wisdom. We don’t have to travel the road of life alone. However, we must make our own choices and we need to choose wisely to be successful. Choices: Responsible Decisions for a Godly Life will help you make a plan for wise decisions in your life.

Emotional Fitness

Author : Betty Hamblen
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Emotional fitness is much like physical fitness: the more you exercise certain behaviors consistently, the more fit you can become. When you are emotionally fit, you possess more emotional energy and stamina to help you through daily trials. You can "bounce back" more easily from emotional upsets, and, most important, you can maintain healthier and more beneficial relationships. Experienced counselor Betty Hamblen uses the insight she has gained from research and the struggles of her own clients to identify ten behaviors that can lead to improved emotional health. She addresses what kinds of issues need to be confronted, why violating your values has you in an emotional tailspin, how control of natural boundaries is important, how gaining control of anger benefits you, and which relationships are the most needful. Based on true-to-life stories and drawing principles from sacred scriptures, Emotional Fitness: A Counselor's Perspective offers practical, step-by-step guides for improving emotional health. You will learn how to handle out-of-control anger, maintain appropriate "fences," confront troubling issues, eliminate unhealthy pursuits, and cultivate important relationships, particularly the most important one of all.

Teaching Emotional Intelligence

Author : Adina Bloom Lewkowicz
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Give students the tools to make effective choices in and out of the classroom! This streamlined, teacher-friendly resource provides educators with fresh and engaging techniques to help learners increase self-awareness, manage emotions, build self-control, and develop positive relationships. The author provides a generous collection of fully developed lesson plans with role plays, ready-to-use reproducibles, and suggestions for adapting the activities to individual learning levels. This revised edition features: Expanded coverage of relevant research New lessons on topics such as bullying and violence prevention Lesson modifications for middle school students Guidelines for positive classroom management

Interactions between emotions and social context Basic clinical and non human evidence

Author : Maria Ruz
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The emotions that we feel and also those that we perceive in others are crucial to the social functioning of both humans and non-human animals. Although the role of context has been extensively studied in basic sensory processing, its relevance for social cognition and emotional processing is little understood. In recent years, several lines of research at the behavioral and neural levels have highlighted the bidirectional interactions that take place between emotions and social context. Experienced emotions, even when incidental, bias decision-making. Remarkably, even basic emotions can be strongly influenced by situational contexts. In addition, both humans and non-human animals can use emotional expressions strategically as a means of influencing and managing the behavioral response of others in relation to specific environmental situations. Moreover, social emotions (e.g., engaged in moral judgment, empathic concern and social norms) seem to be context-dependent, which also questions a purely abstract account of emotion understanding and expression, as well as other social cognition domains. The present Research Topic of Frontiers in Human Neuroscience highlights the need for a situated approach to emotion and social cognition. We presented theoretical and empirical work at the behavioral and neural levels that contribute to our understanding of emotion within a highly contextualized social realm, and vice-versa. Relevant contributions are presented from diverse fields, including ethology, neurology, biology, cognitive and social neuroscience, and as well as psychology and neuropsychiatry. This integrated approach that entails the interaction between emotion and social context provide important new insights into the growing field of social neuroscience.

Life Choices

Author : Joseph H. Howell
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An authoritative introduction to bioethics, Life Choices examines a comprehensive range of ethical questions and brings together some of the most probing and instructive essays published in the field. Some of the articles are classics in the literature of bioethics, while others address current issues. Topics include moral decision making, abortion, euthanasia and assisted suicide, life-sustaining technologies, organ transplantation, reproductive technologies, and the allocation of health care resources. This second edition features new sections on the goals and allocation of medicine and on the cloning of human beings. It also includes new articles on genetics, the duty to die, and ethical theory. Written by the foremost authorities in bioethics, Life Choices provides a comprehensive introduction to the field. Instructors who have used the first edition as a text will welcome this new, updated edition. Scholars and health care practitioners will find it useful as a valuable reference on a wide range of bioethical issues.

Understanding Interpersonal Communication Making Choices in Changing Times Enhanced Edition

Author : Richard West
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West and Turner's UNDERSTANDING INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: MAKING CHOICES IN CHANGING TIMES, Enhanced Second Edition, empowers your students by providing both the knowledge and practical skills they need to make choices as effective communicators in today's rapidly changing and technologically advanced society. The text eliminates the perceived division between theory and practice and clarifies their fundamental interconnections. The text powerfully supports skill development by exploring communication concepts in tandem with realistic scenarios and concrete behavior choices students can make in order to become more effective communicators. Rather than telling students how to communicate, the authors list a toolbox of key skills pertaining to each theory so students can actively choose and experiment with strategies appropriate for a given situation. Filled with realistic examples and scenarios that reflect the diversity and interactions of today's students, UNDERSTANDING INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: MAKING CHOICES IN CHANGING TIMES, Enhanced Second Edition, makes clear connections between theory, skills, and the life situations we all encounter on a daily basis. This enhanced second edition includes the student workbook bound in at the end of the text, with chapter goals, outlines, interactive student activities, InfoTrac activities, and journal entries. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


Author : Karolina M. Lempert
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The premise that emotions influence decisions is widely accepted, but relatively few studies have directly measured or manipulated emotional variables during decision making. This chapter surveys the current literature on this topic. Emotion modulates choices through two main routes. The first is through incidental affect, in which a baseline affective state can shift choices, although it is unrelated to the decision. This can be assessed through techniques such as stress or mood induction, and affective priming. The second way emotion can influence decisions is by being directly incorporated into the value computation during choice. For example, it has been shown that physiological arousal responses to the choice options or outcomes are linked to decisions. If we can characterize how emotion modulates choices, then we should also be able to alter choices by changing emotional states. We discuss how techniques such as emotion regulation and targeting memory reconsolidation might flexibly modulate choice.

Seven Choices

Author : Elizabeth Harper Neeld
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Everyone experiences grief, but few books offer real help with the debilitating emotions of bereavement.

Social Interaction

Author : Michael Argyle
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The Emotional Power of Music

Author : Tom Cochrane
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How can an abstract sequence of sounds so intensely express emotional states? How does music elicit or arouse our emotions? What happens at the physiological and neural level when we listen to music? How do composers and performers practically manage the expressive powers of music? How have societies sought to harness the powers of music for social or therapeutic purposes? In the past ten years, research into the topic of music and emotion has flourished. In addition, the relationship between the two has become of interest to a broad range of disciplines in both the sciences and humanities. The Emotional Power of Music is a multidisciplinary volume exploring the relationship between music and emotion. Bringing together contributions from psychologists, neuroscientists, musicologists, musicians, and philosophers, the volume presents both theoretical perspectives and in-depth explorations of particular musical works, as well as first-hand reports from music performers and composers. In the first section of the book, the authors consider the expression of emotion within music, through both performance and composing. The second section explores how music can stimulate the emotions, considering the psychological and neurological mechanisms that underlie music listening. The third section explores how different societes have sought to manage and manipulate the power of music. The book is valuable for those in the fields of music psychology and music education, as well as philosophy and musicology


Author : Annett Schirmer
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Emotion, by Annett Schirmer, is a comprehensive text that integrates traditional psychological theories and cutting-edge neuroscience research to explain the nature and role of emotions in human functioning. Written in an engaging style, the book explores emotions at the behavioral, physiological, mental, and neurofunctional (i.e., chemical, metabolic, and structural) levels, and examines each in a broad context, touching on different theoretical perspectives, regulatory processes, development, and culture, among others. Providing greater insight and depth than existing texts, the book offers a holistic view of the field, giving students a broader understanding of the mechanisms underlying emotions and enabling them to appreciate the role emotions play in their lives. In dedicated chapters, the text covers past and current theories of emotion, individual emotions and their bodily representation, the role of emotions for behavior and cognition, as well as interindividual differences.

Hard Choices

Author : Eric C. Little Ph.D. CAADP ICADC
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AUTHORS MESSAGE TO THE READERS: If you write a book Ill be sure to read it! These were the words that prompted the writing of this book. They were spoken to me by my youngest daughters endodontist; apparently, she had impressed him with her behavior during the visit, being ever so polite and charming. What the good doctor didnt see was the emotional roller coaster we rode ever so frequently, the constant struggle to protect her from ungodly influences, and the hard-won battles that had been fought to keep her from going astray. It was at that point that I decided to take on his challenge of writing a book. It occurred to me that I wasnt the only parent trying to make sense of the adolescent mind, and I wasnt the only parent who had experienced calling the police late at night because of a child who hadnt come home, hoping and praying in my heart that she would be found safely. It is for those of you that have had similar experiences that I wrote this book. Despite my professional training and experiences, I did not write this book as an expert. I wrote it, as the apostle John said, as a companion in tribulation. I wrote it for the purpose of sharing some of the lessons Ive learned about this thing called parenting. BOOK DESCRIPTION: I have used the phrase Hard Choices to describe a difficult but necessary approach to parenting the adolescent child. As parents we often find it unpleasant to dispense discipline in any form, and we also find it difficult to make those choices that, in the short run at least, may jeopardize an already strained relationship. Nevertheless, it is the ability to make hard choices that may in fact bring about a more rewarding relationship with our sons and daughters, and in some cases, may even save their lives. This book provides insight into the adolescent brain, uncovering neurological research that helps explain teenage behavior. It also offers helpful "tips" for parents of teenagers; strategies and techniques that I have found beneficial both as a parent and as a practictioner. Finally, the book explores psychiatric disorders that are common to adolescence, in an effort to educate parents about these disorders in the event that their children should exhibit symptoms that may warrant professional intervention.

Sleep Your Fat Away

Author : Joy Martina
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The secret key to losing weight easily! Train your brain and say goodbye to diets forever! You think losing weight is all about diet and exercise. You think: If only I could just stick to that diet, resist the carbs and exercise daily, I would lose weight! But I am too weak and dont have the willpower You are stuck in a vicious cycle, going from failed diets to bouts of secret indulgence, from deprivation to frustration! What you dont know: You are fighting a war against yourself and subconsciously setting yourself up for failure! Your subconscious mind rules how you think, react and eat. The good news is: You can train your brain to work for you, to automatically achieve weight loss for life! Sleep Your Fat away reveals: How to shrink your stomach and lose weight effortlessly. How to train your brain while you sleep and much more! Your personal coach at your bedside While you are sleeping, your subconscious mind receives seven hours of positive affirmations and empowering beliefs. It is the pain-free path to your ideal weight. The Authors Joy Martina is a Rapid Change Coach, founder of the Christallin Method, and trainer of weight-loss experts and an ex-carb and chocolate addict! Roy Martina, MD is the number one Holistic Thought Leader of Europe. Roy effortlessly lost forty pounds in six months and has kept his ideal weight since. Today the Martinas are healthy, happy, and slim and with Sleep Your Fat Away, you can be too.,

Emotional Chaos to Clarity

Author : Phillip Moffitt
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This inspiring and prescriptive book leads us from the emotional chaos of the reactive mind to the clarity of the responsive mind As Founder of the Life Balance Institute, Phillip Moffitt has observed that most people lack clarity about their life's direction and the ability to cope with its inevitable challenges. Now, in Emotional Chaos to Clarity, he provides the antidote by showing us the path of skillful living. Grounded in Western psychology and Buddhist philosophy, each chapter introduces a mind state that prevents us from living skillfully, narrates stories from Moffitt's hundreds of students and clients, and provides step-by-step exercises for readers to find clarity in their own lives. Among the many benefits of skillful living are being able to gain wisdom from both pleasant and unpleasant experiences and having an inner life which can flourish, even if our outer life is filled with difficulty.

Emotional Discipline

Author : Charles C. Manz
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The Choices We Make

Author : Robert T. Gardner Jr.
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The Choices We Make is a book that tells a compelling story about bad relationship choices that resulted in enormous consequences. This book emphasizes the importance of self-love, a key element to making good relationship choices. You will be provided with insight on "People Types that mean you no good and "Games People Play" that have nothing to do with love. There are tips and tools in the Relationship Lab to educate men and women on how to avoid bad relationships with the wrong people. This book intends to transform the way you think about the relationship choices you make.

The Actor s Choice

Author : Thomas W. Babson
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How do actors, making the transition from stage to screen, create a subtle, totally believable performance without detailed rehearsal and preparation, with little or no direction? How can they consistently match their physical, subtextual, and emotional choices during twenty takes shot from five different camera angles? The Actor's Choice shows actors how to take their theatrical craft and vision, and communicate them on screen.