"This book represents a blossoming-out of a number of important trends in thinking about emotions. Major issues related to unconscious and conscious processes in emotion--such as cognition-emotion interactions, affect induction, and embodiment in perception and thought--are examined in the context of closely reasoned and expertly executed research programs. Several chapters present promising developments of new research streams, substantially adding to insight and knowledge. Brimming with information, this is a well-written, challenging text for graduate-level students interested in current research areas and controversies in the field."--Nico H. Frijda, PhD, Department of Psychology (Emeritus), University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
"Although agreement remains scarce, emotions--both conscious and unconscious--are attracting unprecedented attention in human psychology. A banquet of theoretical perspectives is well shared in this stimulating volume, whose contributors seek to penetrate the scientific and philosophical mysteries of affective experience. Will be of interest to all those concerned with ongoing controversies in emotion studies."--Jaak Panksepp, PhD, Department of Psychology (Emeritus), Bowling Green State University; Affective Neuroscience Research Program, Falk Center for Molecular Therapeutics, Northwestern University
About the Author
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.