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Emotion science : cognitive and neuroscientific approaches to understanding human emotions, Elaine Fox

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Emotion science : cognitive and neuroscientific approaches to understanding human emotions
Title
Emotion science
Title remainder
cognitive and neuroscientific approaches to understanding human emotions
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Elaine Fox
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Language
eng
Summary
  • (Publisher-supplied data) Elaine Fox is Professor of Psychology at the University of Essex. She lectured at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and University College Dublin before taking up her current role in 1994. She was Associate Editor of Cognition and Emotion from 1996 until 2001 and is carrying out research at the Medical Research Council's Cognition and Brain Science's Unit in Cambridge
  • (Publisher-supplied data) Emotions and affective processes are fundamentally important to our lives. They regulate our relationships and social interactions, they help us communicate with one another, and almost certainly help us maintain good health and prevent the onset and development of disease. The study of emotion has a long history in philosophy and psychology. However, until recently, emotion research has been a marginal activity in psychological science. In the behaviorist era, which dominated much of the twentieth century, emotion was often deemed unworthy of serious research because the field lacked objective ways to measure emotions and their associated feelings without resorting to introspection by subjects, which is, by definition, non-behavioral. In addition, since Plato, it is easy to discern a quiet bias in the sciences against emotions or "passions," which were often posited as inferior to the higher gifts of Reason and unworthy of serious research. This view, however, has changed radically in the past few years. With the development of sophisticated imaging tools like fMRI, researchers have uncovered the centrality of emotion to our thinking and reasoning and remembering, and evidence has demonstrated that it may be misleading to posit two separate phenomena altogether, i.e., "cognition" and "emotion." These traditional categories have been shown to be highly interdependent processes that interact with each other in a dynamic way. Our memories of the past; our decisions and plans for the future; what we attend to on a moment-to-moment basis; what we think about as we daydream: all of those cognitive operations are coloured by emotions, just as emotions themselves are influenced by cognitive processes. Therefore, in order to gain a more complete understanding of the richness of our mental life we need to more fully understand the role of emotions and how these processes interact with the traditionally defined "cognitive" processes. The Science of Emotion is the first textbook to integrate psychology and neuroscientific evidence to develop a modern understanding of emotion and the nature of the links between processes that have traditionally been considered "cognitive" and those that have traditionally been considered "emotional." While these two constructs have often been treated as separate, residing in two separate areas of the brain-the neo-cortex and the limbic system, respectively, The Science of Emotion uses the latest research to show how the two phenomena are intertwined and interdependent both at neural and psychological levels. The book contains at least one focus box per chapter that will either take an interesting question (e.g., Do we run because we are afraid, or afraid because we run?) or a more empirically-based question from everyday life (e.g., Are we more likely to remember emotional events?). There is also a further material website with links and more detailed descriptions of key experiments
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1963-
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Fox, Elaine
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF531
LC item number
.F69 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2009 I-720
  • BF 531
NLM item number
F791e 2008
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  • Emotions
  • Emotions
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  • Gefühl
  • Kognitive Psychologie
  • Neuropsychologie
  • Emotions
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Emotion science : cognitive and neuroscientific approaches to understanding human emotions, Elaine Fox
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 379-429) and indexes
Contents
Introduction to emotion science -- The nature and measurement of emotions, moods and feelings -- Individual differences in emotional reactivity and regulation : temperament, personality and affective style -- Categorical approaches to the sturcture of affect -- Dimensional approaches to the structure of affect -- Affect -cognition relations : perception, attention and judgment -- Affect-cognition relations : memory -- Individual differences in emotional processing -- Determinants of emotional disorders -- Determinants of resilience and well-being -- Theoretical overview
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xx, 456 p.
Isbn
9780230005181
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008016411
Other control number
007150553
Other physical details
ill.
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  • (OCoLC)226212790
  • (OCoLC)ocn226212790
Label
Emotion science : cognitive and neuroscientific approaches to understanding human emotions, Elaine Fox
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 379-429) and indexes
Contents
Introduction to emotion science -- The nature and measurement of emotions, moods and feelings -- Individual differences in emotional reactivity and regulation : temperament, personality and affective style -- Categorical approaches to the sturcture of affect -- Dimensional approaches to the structure of affect -- Affect -cognition relations : perception, attention and judgment -- Affect-cognition relations : memory -- Individual differences in emotional processing -- Determinants of emotional disorders -- Determinants of resilience and well-being -- Theoretical overview
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xx, 456 p.
Isbn
9780230005181
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008016411
Other control number
007150553
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)226212790
  • (OCoLC)ocn226212790

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