On Understanding Emotion

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Author: Melvin J. Lasky

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351501755

Category: Psychology

Page: 335

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Emotions--fleeting, insubstantial, changeable, and ambiguous--seem to defy study and analysis. Nothing is more complex, mysterious, and subject to conflicting theories and interpretations than human emotion. Yet the central importance of emotion in human affairs is undeniable. Emotions affect all levels of life--personal, organizational, political, cultural, economic, and religious. Emotions give meaning to life. Emotional disturbances can destroy that meaning. How should emotions be studied? How can an understanding of the inner feelings of individuals illuminate important social interactions and human developments? In his book, Norman Denzin presents a systematic, in-depth analysis of emotion that combines new theoretical advances with practical applications. Based on an intensive, critical examination of classical and modern theoretical research--and on revealing personal interviews in which ordinary people express their emotional lives--he builds a new framework for understanding ordinary emotions and emotional disturbances. Denzin analyzes how people experience joy and pain, love and hate, anger and despair, friendship and alienation--and examines the personal, psychological, social, and cultural aspects of human emotion to provide new perspectives for understanding human experience and social interactions. He offers new insights on the role of emotions in family violence and recommends ways of helping people escape from recurring patterns of violence. And in criticizing current conceptions of emotionally disturbed people, he reveals the nature of their inner lives and the ways they perceive and relate to others. In sum, this book presents new insights on human relationships and human experience. It is now available in paperback for the first time, with a new introduction by the author.

Understanding Emotions, 3rd Edition

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Author: Dacher Keltner,Keith Oatley,Jennifer M. Jenkins

Publisher: Wiley Global Education

ISBN: 1118473698

Category: Psychology

Page: 520

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Keith Oatley’s 3rd edition of Understanding Emotions emphasizes the value of emotions and explores the latest research with practical concerns for clinical problems, education and everyday understanding. The text extends across a broad range of disciplines and covers the entire lifespan from infancy to adulthood. It includes sections on the study of emotion, the different elements of emotion, evidence of how emotions govern and organize social life, and emotion and individual functioning, including psychological disorders and well-being.Furthermore, the text offers combined chapters on evolutionary and cultural approaches, studies of new expressions (love, desire) as well as new systems of communication (touch, music), findings on emotion and the central nervous systems, and studies on the role of emotion in moral judgment. Discussions of how popular and classical movies emphasize emotions show how to keep an emotion diary to track one’s emotions and interactions. The book includes boxes on emotional intelligence and how to improve it as well as scales of assessing the self. Boxes on emotions in art and literature and positive psychology boxes are also new additions to this issue.

Understanding Emotions

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Author: Keith Oatley,Jennifer M. Jenkins

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781557864956

Category: Psychology

Page: 448

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This new textbook is the first book to fully span the fast growing field to research on emotions. It ranges across a broad range of disciplines, covering the entire lifespan from infancy to adulthood. Its main theme is that emotions have functions: they set priorities among our concerns and they provide the underlying structure of human friendships, to the excitements of sexuality. Understanding Emotionsd is designed as a textbook for second- and third-year university courses, and the text itself is fully supported by introductions and summaries, suggestions for further reading, plus a comprehensive bibliography and a glossary.

Understanding Emotions in the Classroom

Differentiating Teaching Strategies for Optimal Learning

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Author: Claudia Marshall Shelton,Robin Stern

Publisher: National Professional Resources Inc./Dude Publishing

ISBN: 9781887943659

Category: Psychology

Page: 173

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This book will help you better understand how to deal with these and other everyday classroom experiences where effective management of emotions- both yours and the students- can play a critical role in fostering emotional well being and academic performance.

Understanding Emotions

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080466064

Category: Psychology

Page: 522

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Emotions shape all aspects of our thinking and behavior, particularly when we communicate with others. How does our brain respond to emotions conveyed by picture media, human faces, voices, and written language? How do we integrate this information in social interaction? What goes wrong in the brains of people suffering from emotional disorders? This book reviews modern neuroscientific and psychological research providing answers to these questions. In this volume, leading researchers give comprehensive overviews of the current knowledge on different aspects of emotional perception and the underlying brain mechanisms and highlight outstanding research questions for the future. This book provides essential information for other researchers in the fields of affective and cognitive neuroscience as well as for advanced students.

Children's Understanding of Emotion

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Author: Carolyn Saarni,Paul L. Harris

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521407779

Category: Psychology

Page: 400

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This volume assembles the most recent thinking and empirical research from key theorists and researchers on how children, from preschool through early adolescence, make sense of their own and others' emotional experience. Contributors discuss the control of emotion, the role of culture, empathic experience, and the emerging theory of mind that is implicit in children's views of emotion. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Understanding Emotions

Mind and Morals

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Author: Peter Goldie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351877003

Category: Philosophy

Page: 146

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Understanding Emotions presents eight original essays on the emotions from leading contemporary philosophers in North America and the U.K: Simon Blackburn, Bill Brewer, Peter Goldie, Dan Hutto, Adam Morton, Michael Stocker, Barry Smith, and Finn Spicer. Goldie and Spicer's introductory chapter sets out the key themes of the ensuing chapters: surveying contemporary philosophical thinking about the emotions, and raising challenges to a number of prejudices that are sometimes brought to the topic from elsewhere in the philosophy of mind and moral philosophy. Brewer, Hutto, Goldie and Smith explore the conceptual and epistemological problems of other minds that the emotions raise, and how the emotions can be a source of knowledge of the world around us. The chapters by Stocker, Blackburn and Morton are broadly concerned with issues in morality: Stocker argues for the traditional Aristotelian view that emotions reveal value and are constitutive of value; Blackburn, from a more Augustinian perspective, argues that the virtuous person, like the rest of us, will be emotional but he or she will have the right emotions towards the right objects; Morton questions the idea of emotions and narrative as sources of self-understanding. An extensive bibliography completes the book. Drawing together the arguments of leading contemporary philosophers, focusing on issues in the philosophy of mind, epistemology and moral philosophy, this book offers a wide and deep understanding of the emotions, and will be of interest across the philosophical spectrum to students and researchers of this fascinating and important topic.

Understanding Emotions Logically

A layman’s guide to the foundations of Social Intelligence

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Author: Sandeep Atre

Publisher: Educreation Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 282

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Most of us live our lives 'highly educated' but 'emotionally illiterate'! The fact is that while a burger breaks our resolve, an insult overpowers our self-control or a relationship-trouble costs us our careers, we simply remind ourselves that we are not the thinking-beings we pose to be. Inside us lie the real rulers of our mental terrain – emotions. And any pursuit of understanding humans is dangerously incomplete without developing insights into how our emotions work. "Understanding Emotions logically – A layman's guide to the foundations of 'Social Intelligence'' attempts to answer all major questions related to emotions in scientific yet simplified manner, and helps you see emotions more logically.

Understanding Emotions in Mathematical Thinking and Learning

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Author: Ulises Xolocotzin

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128024895

Category: Psychology

Page: 474

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Emotions play a critical role in mathematical cognition and learning. Understanding Emotions in Mathematical Thinking and Learning offers a multidisciplinary approach to the role of emotions in numerical cognition, mathematics education, learning sciences, and affective sciences. It addresses ways in which emotions relate to cognitive processes involved in learning and doing mathematics, including processing of numerical and physical magnitudes (e.g. time and space), performance in arithmetic and algebra, problem solving and reasoning attitudes, learning technologies, and mathematics achievement. Additionally, it covers social and affective issues such as identity and attitudes toward mathematics. Covers methodologies in studying emotion in mathematical knowledge Reflects the diverse and innovative nature of the methodological approaches and theoretical frameworks proposed by current investigations of emotions and mathematical cognition Includes perspectives from cognitive experimental psychology, neuroscience, and from sociocultural, semiotic, and discursive approaches Explores the role of anxiety in mathematical learning Synthesizes unifies the work of multiple sub-disciplines in one place