"Methods and measures move science. Coan and Allen's wonderful book should therefore accelerate the already fast-moving field of affective science. The methods include film, photos, faces, music, conversations, and dyadic tasks. The measures use voices, expressions, brain scans, psychophysiology, diaries, narratives, self-reports, and more--expertly done." --Gerald L. Clore, Commonwealth Professor of Psychology, University of Virginia
"Drs. Coan and Allen have assembled an impressive list of contributors from the field of emotions research. The breadth of the contributions makes this volume a must for any serious emotions scholar. To combine in one book both the methods of elicitation and the methods of assessment surely makes this a unique reference for students and researchers. From the clear, authoritative chapters on such topics as the use of films and pictures to elicit emotion to the chapters on cross-cultural assessment and the psychophysiology lab, this book provides the big picture as well as the nuts and bolts necessary to conduct research on emotions in the era of neuroscience." --Julian F. Thayer, Ohio Eminent Scholar Professor in Health Psychology, Ohio State University
"The scientific investigation of emotion requires that emotions be controlled experimentally and measured comparably across time, contexts, and laboratories. These dual requirements have proven difficult to fulfill despite concerted efforts for decades to do so. Progress has been slowed by the absence of a thorough treatment of available methods and measures. By directly addressing these dual problems in a comprehensive volume, the Handbook of Emotion Elicitation and Assessment is destined to become a landmark contribution to the scientific study of emotion." --John T. Cacioppo, Tiffany and Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor, University of Chicago
About the Author
James A. Coan is an Assistant Professor of Psychology and the Neuroscience Graduate Program at the University of Virginia, in Charlottesville. His research focuses on the neural systems supporting emotional communication and regulation, with an emphasis on the roles these systems play in psychopathology and interpersonal relationships.
John J. B. Allen is Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Cognitive Science, and Neuroscience at the University of Arizona, in Tucson. His research interests include the etiology and treatment of mood disorders.