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Psychology: emotions

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The Psychology of Self-Control

The Psychology of Self-Control

Author: August van Looij Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/02/2020

This book reviews evidence that indicates low self-control is among the most important individual risk factors for criminal offending. A developmental pathway that begins with this risk factor and leads to criminal offending is presented, and treatment recommendations for reducing the risk that low self-control poses for criminal offending are discussed. Following this, the authors seek to explain why young adolescents have an increased likelihood of becoming involved in a troublesome youth group. Social developmental, personal, and situational risk factors are combined under the umbrella of an integrated theoretical framework that stresses the importance of the moral sense as an important mediator in the relationship between adverse developmental conditions, juvenile delinquency, and troublesome youth group involvement. The authors also test the interaction between choosing a violent response, the inability to resist temptation, and exposure to scenario-criminogeneity using a web-based randomized scenario study. The results indicate that individuals who are able to resist temptation are unlikely to choose a violent response independent of scenario criminogeneity. In the penultimate chapter, the psychological and physiological components of self-control are explored. Then, the developmental aspects of self-control, with a special focus on adolescence, are briefly presented. In conclusion, this collection reviews recent research from McCarter and Winn about the role of stakes in English auctions over Amazon.com gift cards, consumer products on eBay, and items in the behavioural laboratory. Then, the results of an experiment manipulating stakes in penny auctions are reported.

The State of Disbelief A story of death, love and forgetting

The State of Disbelief A story of death, love and forgetting

Author: Juliet Rosenfeld Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/02/2020

A revelatory book about death and mourning by a psychotherapist faced with sudden bereavement. When Juliet Rosenfeld's husband dies of lung cancer only seven months into their marriage, everything she has learnt about death as a psychotherapist is turned on its head. As she attempts to navigate her way through her own devastating experience of loss, Rosenfeld turns to her battered copy of Freud's seminal essay 'Mourning and Melancholia'. Inspired by the distinction Freud draws between the savage trauma of loss that occurs at the moment of death - grief - and the longer, unpredictable evolution of that loss into something that we call mourning, Rosenfeld finds herself dramatically rethinking the commonly held therapeutic idea of 'working through stages of grief'. This is a beautifully written meditation on what the investment of love means and how to find your own path after bereavement in order for life to continue.

Infactuation The Science of why we Love, Lust and Loathe

Infactuation The Science of why we Love, Lust and Loathe

Author: Dr Dr. Emily Grossman Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/02/2020

Do we really have a soul mate? Why do we kiss? Does size really matter? Can you actually die from a broken heart? Can Heartbreak Physically Hurt? looks to answer the questions that philosophers, poets and scientists have tried to demystify over the course of humankind's history. The internationally-acclaimed science author and public speaker, Dr Emily Grossman, uses a wide range of mathematical and scientific disciplines to answer the perennial questions we all ask ourselves about love in the modern world, from understanding our own sexuality and laws of attraction, to uncovering the relationship between addiction, sex, love and heartache. Through examining the core scientific discoveries of why we act and feel the way we do, why we're attracted to certain people, and who we are trying to get over and move on from, this book is a guide to decoding the one emotion that makes us entirely and uniquely human - love. Can Heartbreak Physically Hurt? combines physiology, neuroscience and affective science to explain truly modern love.

Love Factually The Science of Who, How and Why We Love

Love Factually The Science of Who, How and Why We Love

Author: Laura Mucha Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/01/2020

As featured on Sunday Brunch and Woman's Hour 'Laura Mucha has found the proof that love actually is all around.' Richard Curtis Poets, philosophers and artists have been trying to explain romantic love for centuries, but it remains one of the most complex and intimidating terrains to navigate. Most people are afraid to be open and honest about their relationships - until now. For Love Factually, Laura Mucha has interviewed hundreds of strangers, from the ages of 8 to 95 in more than 40 countries, asking them to share their most personal stories, feelings and insights about love. These intimate and illuminating conversations raised important questions, such as: - How does your upbringing influence your relationships? - Does love at first sight exist? Should you 'just know'? - What should you look for in a partner? - Is monogamy natural? - Why do people cheat? - How do you know when it's time to walk away? Drawing on psychology, philosophy, anthropology and statistics, Love Factually combines evidence, theory and everyday experience and is the perfect read for anyone who is curious about how we think, feel and behave when it comes to love.

The Routledge Handbook of Emotion Theory

The Routledge Handbook of Emotion Theory

Author: Andrea Scarantino Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/01/2020

Research on the emotions is proliferating in philosophy and the hard cognitive sciences and has cognate, areas of interest in sociology, anthropology, and other disciplines. The Routledge Handbook of Emotion Theory brings together advances on foundational issues from this widespread field, synthesizing work for a broad readership of advanced students and researchers. Focusing on the groundwork of theoretical research, the volume is a required resource for anyone working in emotions research. The Handbook includes 51 chapters--written exclusively for this volume by an interdisciplinary team of scholars--a general introduction, comprehensive bibliography, and detailed subject index. It is written and edited for a multidisciplinary audience of advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and researchers across a multitude of disciplines.

Heart to Heart How Your Emotions Affect Other People

Heart to Heart How Your Emotions Affect Other People

Author: Brian (University of Oxford) Parkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2019

Do emotions happen inside separate hearts and minds, or do they operate across the spaces between individuals? This book focuses on how emotions affect other people by changing their orientation to what happens in the social world. It provides the first sustained attempt to bring together literature on emotion's social effects in dyads and groups, and on how people regulate their emotions in order to exploit these effects in their home and work lives. The chapters present state-of-the-art reviews of topics such as emotion contagion, social appraisal and emotional labour. The book then develops an innovative and integrative approach to the social psychology of emotion based on the idea of relation alignment. The implications not only stretch beyond face-to-face interactions into the wider interpersonal, institutional and cultural environment, but also penetrate the supposed depths of personal experience, making us rethink some of our strongly held presuppositions about how emotions work.

Heart to Heart How Your Emotions Affect Other People

Heart to Heart How Your Emotions Affect Other People

Author: Brian (University of Oxford) Parkinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2019

Do emotions happen inside separate hearts and minds, or do they operate across the spaces between individuals? This book focuses on how emotions affect other people by changing their orientation to what happens in the social world. It provides the first sustained attempt to bring together literature on emotion's social effects in dyads and groups, and on how people regulate their emotions in order to exploit these effects in their home and work lives. The chapters present state-of-the-art reviews of topics such as emotion contagion, social appraisal and emotional labour. The book then develops an innovative and integrative approach to the social psychology of emotion based on the idea of relation alignment. The implications not only stretch beyond face-to-face interactions into the wider interpersonal, institutional and cultural environment, but also penetrate the supposed depths of personal experience, making us rethink some of our strongly held presuppositions about how emotions work.

Handbook of Emotions, Fourth Edition

Handbook of Emotions, Fourth Edition

Author: Lisa Feldman Barrett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/11/2019

Recognized as the definitive reference, this handbook brings together leading experts from multiple psychological subdisciplines to examine one of today's most dynamic areas of research. Coverage encompasses the biological and neuroscientific underpinnings of emotions, as well as developmental, social and personality, cognitive, and clinical perspectives. The volume probes how people understand, experience, express, and perceive affective phenomena and explores connections to behavior and health across the lifespan. Concluding chapters present cutting-edge work on a range of specific emotions. Illustrations include 10 color plates. New to This Edition *Chapters on the mechanisms, processes, and influences that contribute to emotions (such as genetics, the brain, neuroendocrine processes, language, the senses of taste and smell). *Chapters on emotion in adolescence and older age, and in neurodegenerative dementias. *Chapters on facial expressions and emotional body language. *Chapters on stress, health, gratitude, love, and empathy. *Many new authors and topics; extensively revised with the latest theoretical and methodological innovations. A Choice Outstanding Academic Title

Empathy Past, Present and Future Perspectives

Empathy Past, Present and Future Perspectives

Author: Albert K Bach Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/11/2019

In this compilation, the authors analyze the feeling of empathy in the context of the constitution of empathetic bonds that mark human relations. Empathy is shown as a spontaneous manifestation, natural and implicit, and present in all human encounters. Following this, the connection between the capacity for empathy and basic personality traits and affective attachment dimensions is investigated, seeking to determine which personality type is most empathetic. The concept of intracultural empathy as a culturally-relevant manifestation of empathy that is directed toward members of a shared cultural/ethnic/racial group is introduced, and its utility for understanding the particular cultural context of critical consciousness development among African American youth is explored. One study utilizes a large sample of college students to examine the relationship between cyberbullying participation roles (cyberbullies, cybervictims, cyberbully-victims, and non-participant controls), empathy (cognitive and affective), and psychopathy (primary and secondary). The work also examines these relationships by gender to identify whether male and female differences exist among cyberbullies, cybervictims and cyberbully-victims across these traits. Next, a study is presented which seeks to confirm or refute the assumption that a program of empathy development in pre-gradual teachers training has a positive effect on changes in cognitive and emotional element of empathy in an experimental group of future teachers. The authors go on to explore the concept of empathy in physical education and sport from a diachronic perspective. Additionally, activities for providing empathy skills through physical education and sports are described. The experience of awe in relation to the empathic feeling into and the being moved phenomenological quality of aesthetic experience is investigated, as instantiated in the specific case of religious icons-paintings. This approach focuses specifically on an extensive exploration of the perceivers experience of religious icons in relation to any emergent aesthetic, cultural, spiritual and religious issues. Lastly, different perspectives on animal rights activities are discussed in conjunction with the role that sympathy and empathy play. The authors then move on to look at the dualism and anti-dualism aspects of support in detail, as well as the theoretical contributions made to understanding why views of collective action relying on economic rationality are inadequate in explaining human behavior.

Happy Brain Where Happiness Comes From, and Why

Happy Brain Where Happiness Comes From, and Why

Author: Dean (Cardiff University) Burnett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/11/2019

The pursuit of happiness is one of the most enduring quests of human life. But where does happiness come from, why do we need it, and what does it have to do with the brain? In this delightful sequel to Idiot Brain, Dean Burnett combines cutting-edge theories of the science of emotions with interviews and contributions from relationship experts, psychology professors, comedy writers, celebrities, and pretty much anyone else involved in bringing about happiness in others. Witty and perceptive, humorous and enlightening, Happy Brain explores a fascinating aspect of modern neuroscience, and in the process discovers something about what it means to be human.