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Handbook of affective sciences [publication] /

by Davidson, Richard J [edt]; Scherer, Klaus R [edt]; Goldsmith, H. Hill.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Oxford ; New York [etc.] : Oxford University Press, 2003, cop. 2003Description: XVII, 1199 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.ISBN: 0195126017.MeSH subject(s): Affect | Emotions | HandbooksPUBLICATION TYPE SAPHIR: MonographSummary: Scientists have recently made considerable advances in understanding how brain processes shape emotions and are changed by human emotion. There have also been major methodological advances in objectively measuring different parameters of emotion, ranging from expressive behavior to physiology to subjective experience using experience sampling. Drawing on a wide range of research and methods of inquiry--neuroimaging techniques, neuropsychological assessment, clinical research, and laboratory paradigms designed to assess the cognitive and social constituents of emotion--scientists are beginning to understand the many factors that shape emotion and the range of functions that are affected by emotion. As a result, researchers are gaining insight into such compelling questions as show people experience life emotionally, why people respond differently to the same experiences, and what the face can tell us about internal states, how emotion in significant social relationships influences health, and whether there are basic emotions common to all humans. This book brings together scholars in the area of affective science, who lay out, in 59 chapters, the latest research and theories in the field.

Scientists have recently made considerable advances in understanding how brain processes shape emotions and are changed by human emotion. There have also been major methodological advances in objectively measuring different parameters of emotion, ranging from expressive behavior to physiology to subjective experience using experience sampling. Drawing on a wide range of research and methods of inquiry--neuroimaging techniques, neuropsychological assessment, clinical research, and laboratory paradigms designed to assess the cognitive and social constituents of emotion--scientists are beginning to understand the many factors that shape emotion and the range of functions that are affected by emotion. As a result, researchers are gaining insight into such compelling questions as show people experience life emotionally, why people respond differently to the same experiences, and what the face can tell us about internal states, how emotion in significant social relationships influences health, and whether there are basic emotions common to all humans. This book brings together scholars in the area of affective science, who lay out, in 59 chapters, the latest research and theories in the field.