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Handbook of Emotions, Third Edition [Kindle Edition]

Michael Lewis , Jeannette M. Haviland-Jones , Lisa Feldman Barrett
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Widely regarded as the standard reference in the field, this handbook comprehensively examines all aspects of emotion and its role in human behavior. The editors and contributors are foremost authorities who describe major theories, findings, methods, and applications. The volume addresses the interface of emotional processes with biology, child development, social behavior, personality, cognition, and physical and mental health. Also presented are state-of-the-science perspectives on fear, anger, shame, disgust, positive emotions, sadness, and other distinct emotions. Illustrations include seven color plates.

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"When selecting a textbook for my graduate students, I look for something that comprehensively describes the major theories and controversies in the discipline, written by well-recognized scholars. The Handbook of Emotions is just that. It is often difficult to find a text on affective processes that does not simply espouse one particular theorist’s perspective. The Handbook, however, provides models from a variety of perspectives, offering my students a well-rounded perspective on emotion theory and research. This textbook remains a primary resource for my doctoral psychology students."--Thomas B. Virden, PhD, Clinical Psychology Program, Midwestern University, Glendale, Arizona
"Emotion links all of psychology, making this handbook essential across the discipline. This 'who's who' and 'what's what' in emotion provides an indispensable foundation for students and scholars. Each reader will find much that is new in this rapidly changing and pivotal field. Personality and social psychologists appear at center stage, flanked on one side by biology and development, and on the other by cognition and application. The field of emotion--and this handbook--helps define what it means to be fully human."--Susan T. Fiske, PhD, Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology, Princeton University

"Of the many brain functions that influence human behavior, none are more important than emotions. Emotions are also major determinants of a person's quality of life and health. In the past 30 years, knowledge about emotions has grown exponentially, and we are fortunate to have this handbook to provide detailed, comprehensive coverage of these advances. For those investigating emotions, as well as clinicians who care for patients with mood and emotional disorders, this book is essential reading."--Kenneth M. Heilman, MD, James E. Rooks Jr. Distinguished Professor of Neurology and Health Psychology, The University of Florida

"The Handbook of Emotions has established itself as the standard reference in its field. Comprehensive, cogent, incisive, and authoritative, this volume is truly extraordinary. Its coverage and writing style make it a suitable text for graduate (and even advanced undergraduate) courses in human emotions. No other treatment of emotion touches so broadly and crisply on the major subfields of emotion, including basic, applied, medical, and mental health approaches. This third edition belongs on the shelves of everyone striving to understand emotions, and is a splendid high-level invitation to explore what has become one of the central fields of study in the behavioral sciences."--Joseph J. Campos, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, and Cofounder, International Society for Research on Emotions

"Once again, Lewis et al. have made it easy for anyone in the scholarly community to gain a rich appreciation of the current state of knowledge regarding emotions. This edition of the Handbook allows the current cohort of active investigators to see the next set of questions that must be answered."--Jerome Kagan, PhD, Daniel and Amy Starch Research Professor of Psychology, Emeritus, Harvard University

"This wonderful reference presents 49 different subtopic areas in order to better explain the concept of emotion. This book appears to be the gold standard in the field based on the distinguished editors and authors and the fact that it continues to be revised as new theories and research occur. All in all, this is a tremendous contribution to psychology and our understanding of human nature....4 stars!"--Doody's Review Service
(Doody's Review Service 2010-11-05)

"The contributors constitute a Who's Who of emotion scientists with a judicious mix of established and rising researchers. This is the book on emotions. No library should be without it....Essential. All readers, all levels."--Choice
(Choice 2009-03-03)

About the Author

Michael Lewis, PhD, is University Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry and Director of the Institute for the Study of Child Development at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Lewis has written or edited more than 30 books on developmental psychology, and he was rated as number one in scholarly impact in the field of developmental psychology in a survey published in Developmental Review.
Jeannette M. Haviland-Jones, PhD, is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Human Emotions Lab at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. She has written extensively about emotional development for over 25 years. Her long-time research interests have included lifespan changes in displays of emotion, gender differences in emotions, and the organizing effects of emotion on cognition and on personality. Recently she has initiated research on the chemosensory aspects of emotion communication, including studies on the emotional environment.
Lisa Feldman Barrett, PhD, is Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Director of the Interdisciplinary Affective Science Laboratory at Northeastern University, with research appointments at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. Her major research focus is on the nature of emotion from social-psychological, psychophysiological, cognitive science, and neuroscience perspectives. Dr. Barrett has published over 120 papers, book chapters, and books. A recipient of prestigious research awards, she is currently Co- Editor in Chief of Emotion Review.



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  • File Size: 4902 KB
  • Print Length: 865 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1593856504
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press; 3 edition (April 17, 2008)
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  • Language: English
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very good! November 17, 2013
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A very complete book, which covers virtually all areas related to emotions. A Handbook to always have around. Mandatory on any bookshelf, period.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Book January 27, 2014
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If you're looking to understand the process of cognition, emotions, and behaviors…this is the book. It is a classic and a must have for a psychologist/clinician.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must have book for the serious student June 23, 2014
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In this one volume is enough information to help the serious student get the fundamental understanding of emotional traits. Excellent source of information on the subject.
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More About the Author

Michael Lewis, Ph.D. is University Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, and Director of the Institute for the Study of Child Development at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He also is Professor of Psychology, Education, and Biomedical Engineering at Rutgers University, serves on the Rutgers University Cognitive Science Center, and is founding Director of the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Autism Center. His research has focused on normal and deviant emotional and intellectual development. His early work focused on the normal course of children's development. This enabled him to articulate the sequence of developmental capacities of the child in regard to its intellectual growth and relate this to changes in the organization of its central nervous system functioning. His discoveries of techniques to measure CNS functioning, through the use of the habituation-dishabituation paradigm, are widely used throughout the country for measuring and predicting dysfunctional growth as well as normal cognitive development. Using these measurement instruments, Dr. Lewis has developed computer-based techniques for enhancing intellectual ability in children suffering from a variety of disorders associated with developmental delays. These include children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down syndrome, preterm infants, and children with cerebral palsy. Through his pioneering efforts in both theory and measurement, Dr. Lewis has been one of the leaders in the study of emotions and child development.

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