Synopses & Reviews
Have you ever wondered about the basis of human emotion? This book presents the most recent research in the area and provides readers with in-depth coverage of how topics such as neuroscience, culture, and development relate to the study of emotion. Using an accessible and friendly writing style, this psychology book reflects new thinking about the area of emotion and encourages readers to think critically about this topic.
About the Author
James W. Kalat received his B.A. degree from Duke University, Summa Cum Laude, and then continued his education at the University of Pennsylvania, receiving his Ph.D. in psychology under the supervision of Paul Rozin. Currently, Dr. Kalat is at North Carolina State University where he is a professor of psychology, teaching both introductory psychology and biological psychology. In addition to having authored the best selling biological psychology text, Dr. Kalat is the author of INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY, 9th Edition (Wadsworth, 2011) and has published articles on a variety of diverse topics such as taste aversion learning and on the teaching of introductory psychology. A talented and frequently requested speaker, Kalat receives rave reviews wherever he presents, including the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology and the Texas Community College Teachers Association. Dr. Michelle N. Shiota received her B. A. degree with honors from Stanford University in 1994. In 2003, she earned a Ph.D. in Social/Personality Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley, under the supervision of Dacher Keltner and Oliver P. John. Currently, Dr. Shiota is affiliated with UC Berkeley's Institute for Personality and Social Research. Her research emphasizes functional differentiation among the positive emotions, and the role of positive emotion in emotion regulation.
Table of Contents
1. The Nature of Emotion. 2. Classification of Emotions. 3. Culture and Emotion. 4. Emotional Development and Socialization. 5. Fear and Anxiety. 6. Anger and Aggressive Behavior. 7. Sadness. 8. The Positive Emotions. 9. Love, Compassion, and Empathy. 10. Disgust and Contempt. 11. The Self-Conscious Emotions: Embarrassment, Shame, Guilt, and Pride. 12. Emotion and Information Processing. 13. Emotional Decisions and Emotional Intelligence. 14. Stress Physiology and Health Consequences. 15. Emotion Regulation and Coping.