The Interoceptive Mind

The Interoceptive Mind
Author: Manos Tsakiris,Helena De Preester
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-09-20
ISBN 10: 019254005X
ISBN 13: 9780192540058
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Interoceptive Mind Book Review:

Interoception is the body-to-brain axis of sensations that originates from the internal body and visceral organs. It plays a unique role in ensuring homeostasis, allowing human beings to experience and perceive the state of their bodies at any one time. However, interoception is rapidly gaining interest amongst those studying the human mind. It is believed that beyond homeostasis interoception is fundamental in understanding human emotion and motivation and their impact upon behavior. That link between interoception and self-awareness is supported by a growing body of experimental findings. The Interoceptive Mind: From Homeostasis to Awareness offers a state-of-the-art overview of, and insights into, the role of interoception for mental life, awareness, subjectivity, affect, and cognition. Structured across three parts, this multidisciplinary volume highlights the role that interoceptive signals, and our awareness of them, play in our mental life. It considers deficits in interoceptive processing and awareness in various mental health conditions. But it also considers the equally important role of interoception for well-being, approaching interoception from both a theoretical and a philosophical perspective. Written by leading experts in their fields, all chapters within this volume share a common concern for what it means to experience oneself, for the crucial role of emotions, and for issues of health and wellbeing. Each of those concerns is discussed on the joint basis of our bodily existence and interoception. The research presented here will undoubtedly accelerate the much-anticipated coming of age of interoceptive research in psychology, cognitive neurosciences and philosophy, making this vital reading for anyone working in those fields.

Behavioral Neurology Neuropsychiatry

Behavioral Neurology   Neuropsychiatry
Author: David B. Arciniegas,C. Alan Anderson,Christopher M. Filley
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 668
Release: 2013-01-24
ISBN 10: 0521875013
ISBN 13: 9780521875011
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Behavioral Neurology Neuropsychiatry Book Review:

The only textbook written specifically for physicians training and practising in this developing medical subspecialty.

Autonomic Nervous System

Autonomic Nervous System
Author: Hugo D. Critchley,Jessica Eccles,Sarah N. Garfinkel
Publsiher: Elsevier Inc. Chapters
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2013-11-11
ISBN 10: 0128079800
ISBN 13: 9780128079805
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Autonomic Nervous System Book Review:

The mind and body are intrinsically and dynamically coupled. Perceptions, thoughts and feelings change, and respond to, the state of the body. This chapter describes the integration of cognitive and affective processes with the autonomic control of bodily arousal, focusing on reciprocal effects of autonomic responses on decision making, error detection, memory and emotions. Neuroimaging techniques are beginning to detail the neuronal substrates mediating these interactions between mental and physiological states, implicating cortical regions (specifically insular and cingulate cortices) alongside subcortical (amygdala) and brainstem (notably dorsal pons) in these mechanisms. The extent to which bodily states influence mental processes is determined in part by “interoceptive sensitivity,” an index of individual differences in the ability to detect one’s own bodily sensations. Moreover, the misidentification or misattribution of interoceptive responses is implicated in a number of pathologies such as depersonalization, schizophrenia, and anxiety. Increasing knowledge of the mechanisms of body–mind interactions has wide ranging implications, from decision making to empathy, and may serve elucidate potential avenues of intervention for stress-sensitive conditions in which psychological, cognitive, and emotional factors impact on the expression of physical symptoms.

The Role of the Monkey Amygdala in the Autonomic Expression of Emotion

The Role of the Monkey Amygdala in the Autonomic Expression of Emotion
Author: Kevin M. Spitler
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:659748280
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Role of the Monkey Amygdala in the Autonomic Expression of Emotion Book Review:

The skin conductance response is involved in the preparation for and response to stimuli with emotional significance. The neural mechanisms responsible for the generation of the skin conductance response are not well understood despite the common use of this signal as an index of emotional response. Data from anatomical, lesion, and neuroimaging studies in humans suggest that the amygdala, a component of the brain circuit for emotion, plays a critical role in the generation of the skin conductance response. Here we employ a novel combination of existing techniques to understand the stimuli that elicit skin conductance responses in the monkey and the neural mechanisms in the amygdala that participate in its generation. We recorded skin conductance responses in monkeys trained to perform a passive image viewing task. This paradigm is a staple of human emotion research but to date has not been adapted to the monkey. In addition, skin conductance responses to these stimuli were recorded in conjunction with single unit responses from the amygdala. This study addresses the relationship between the activity of single neurons recorded from identified nuclei of the monkey amygdala and autonomic responses. Neurons in multiple nuclei of the amygdala showed reliable changes in neuronal discharge prior to the skin conductance response. These neurons were primarily in the dorsal nuclei of the amygdala, which confirms predictions made from anatomical and neuroimaging data. It is suggested that these changes in neuronal discharge may correspond to the generation of this autonomic component of the expression of emotion.

Handbook of Affective Sciences

Handbook of Affective Sciences
Author: Richard J Davidson,Klaus R Sherer,H. Hill Goldsmith
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 1199
Release: 2009-05-21
ISBN 10: 0195377001
ISBN 13: 9780195377002
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Affective Sciences Book Review:

One hundred stereotype maps glazed with the most exquisite human prejudice, especially collected for you by Yanko Tsvetkov, author of the viral Mapping Stereotypes project. Satire and cartography rarely come in a single package but in the Atlas of Prejudice they successfully blend in a work of art that is both funny and thought-provoking. The book is based on Mapping Stereotypes, Yanko Tsvetkov's critically acclaimed project that became a viral Internet sensation in 2009. A reliable weapon against bigots of all kinds, it serves as an inexhaustible source of much needed argumentation and-occasionally-as a nice slab of paper that can be used to smack them across the face whenever reasoning becomes utterly impossible. The Complete Collection version of the Atlas contains all maps from the previously published two volumes and adds twenty five new ones, wrapping the best-selling series in a single extended edition.

Theory of Emotions An analysis

Theory of Emotions  An analysis
Author: Bucevschi Eduard Iulian
Publsiher: Bucevschi Eduard Iulian
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2018-10-02
ISBN 10: 1726665127
ISBN 13: 9781726665124
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theory of Emotions An analysis Book Review:

This book includes the modern approaches of emotion analysis. Also, the author refers to the previous theories, trying to show the continuity through the entire human history. To better understand the human-as-a-being, it is very important to know the processes of emotions and their determinants. Based on this analysis, we may predict the future actions of the being. This book tries to explain the p This book tries to explain the processes which are forming inside the human body, especially the processes which are happening inside the human brain. Based on the analysis done until present times, this book offers the basic information regarding the forming of micro expressions. Through this book, the author tried to present also the weak parts of the already enounced theories of emotions, especially, the weakness of the measurement of emotions.

Psychology of Emotion

Psychology of Emotion
Author: Paula M. Niedenthal,François Ric
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2017-04-20
ISBN 10: 1351995715
ISBN 13: 9781351995719
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychology of Emotion Book Review:

Since the turn of the twenty-first century, the psychology of emotion has grown to become its own field of study. Because the study of emotion draws inspiration from areas of science outside of psychology, including neuroscience, psychiatry, biology, genetics, computer science, zoology, and behavioral economics, the field is now often called emotion science or affective science. A subfield of affective science is affective neuroscience, the study of the emotional brain. This revised second edition of Psychology of Emotion reviews both theory and methods in emotion science, discussing findings about the brain; the function, expression, and regulation of emotion; similarities and differences due to gender and culture; the relationship between emotion and cognition; and emotion processes in groups. Comprehensive in its scope yet eminently readable, Psychology of Emotion serves as an ideal introduction for undergraduate students to the scientific study of emotion. It features effective learning devices such as bolded key terms, developmental details boxes, learning links, tables, graphs, and illustrations. In addition, a robust companion website offers instructor resources.

Motivation and Emotion

Motivation and Emotion
Author: Philip Gorman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2004-08-02
ISBN 10: 1134587414
ISBN 13: 9781134587414
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Motivation and Emotion Book Review:

Motivation and Emotion provides an explanation of emotional experience and aspects of human behaviour using psychological, physiological and alternative approaches. The brain mechanisms that govern motivations are discussed and questions such as 'Why don't we eat ourselves to death?' and 'How do we know we are thirsty?' are answered. Phil Gorman is an A-Level teacher at Stafford College, UK, and a chief examiner for the Edexcel A Level Examination Board. The Routledge Modular Psychology series is a completely new approach to introductory level psychology, tailor-made for the new modular style of teaching. Each book covers a topic in more detail than any large textbook can, allowing teacher and student to select material exactly to suit any particular course or project. Especially written for those students new to higher-level study, whether at school, college or university, the books include the following designed features to help with technique: practise essays with specialist commentary to show how to achieve a higher grade chapter summaries and summaries of key research glossary and further reading progress and review exercises. Series editors: Cara Flanagan is a Reviser for AS and A2 level Psychology and an experienced teacher and examiner. Philip Banyard is Associate Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Nottingham Trent University and a Chief Examiner for AS and A2 level Psychology.

The Relationship Between Facial Expressions and Autonomic Responding in Emotions

The Relationship Between Facial Expressions and Autonomic Responding in Emotions
Author: Oliver N. Oyama
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 184
Release: 1985
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: IND:30000084030984
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Cambridge Handbook of Human Affective Neuroscience

The Cambridge Handbook of Human Affective Neuroscience
Author: Jorge Armony,Patrik Vuilleumier
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013-01-21
ISBN 10: 1107310709
ISBN 13: 9781107310704
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Handbook of Human Affective Neuroscience Book Review:

Neuroscientific research on emotion has developed dramatically over the past decade. The cognitive neuroscience of human emotion, which has emerged as the new and thriving area of 'affective neuroscience', is rapidly rendering existing overviews of the field obsolete. This handbook provides a comprehensive, up-to-date and authoritative survey of knowledge and topics investigated in this cutting-edge field. It covers a range of topics, from face and voice perception to pain and music, as well as social behaviors and decision making. The book considers and interrogates multiple research methods, among them brain imaging and physiology measurements, as well as methods used to evaluate behavior and genetics. Editors Jorge Armony and Patrik Vuilleumier have enlisted well-known and active researchers from more than twenty institutions across three continents, bringing geographic as well as methodological breadth to the collection. This timely volume will become a key reference work for researchers and students in the growing field of neuroscience.

The Regulation of Emotion

The Regulation of Emotion
Author: Pierre Philippot,Robert S. Feldman
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2004-07-22
ISBN 10: 1135635757
ISBN 13: 9781135635756
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Regulation of Emotion Book Review:

The main goal of this volume is to present, in an integrated framework, the newest, most contemporary perspectives on emotion regulation. The book includes empirically-grounded work and theories that are central to our understanding of the processes that constitute emotion regulation and their consequences. This volume has several secondary aims, as well. One is to highlight several newer subareas in the domain of emotion regulation that hold much promise, such as the relationship between psychopathology and emotion regulation. The book also presents data and theory that have applied value that may be useful for people working in such fields as communication, psychotherapy, and counseling. Finally, the volume gathers contributions across a variety of subfields and includes authors working not just in North America but in other areas of the world. To help achieve these goals, the volume has been organized to begin with the presentation of the most molecular aspects of emotion regulation and to end with the most molar ones. It comprises four parts, each integrating different lines of research from related domains. Part I is devoted to basic processes in emotion regulation, such as neurological, physiological or cognitive processes; part II examines the interplays between emotion regulation and individual regulation; part III presents work on individual differences and developmental processes in emotion regulation; and part IV examines the social functions and constraints of emotion regulation.

Linking Autonomic Reactivity and Recovery with Emotion and Emotion Regulation Across Development

Linking Autonomic Reactivity and Recovery with Emotion and Emotion Regulation Across Development
Author: Sarah Kahle Kuipers
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 9780355150759
ISBN 13: 0355150751
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Linking Autonomic Reactivity and Recovery with Emotion and Emotion Regulation Across Development Book Review:

In order to better understand how emotion processes contribute to children's broader self-regulatory abilities, the interrelations among the multiple components of emotion need to be better understood. While some aspects of emotional events are difficult to observe in young children, such as their cognitive appraisals of emotions, other aspects are more easily observable. Expressions of emotion, attempts to regulate emotions, and physiological changes that may accompany both types of behavior are important aspects of emotional events. However, how these components interact and especially, how they unfold over time, is not well understood. For example, while prior work has emphasized physiological reactivity, little is known about physiological recovery processes in children. Using anger inductions as a context for examining these questions, the present research examined four overarching goals using a longitudinal sample. First, dynamic patterns of autonomic reactivity and recovery in response to anger were documented. At 3.5 years, children showed reactivity in both autonomic branches and low recovery. At 6 years, children showed sympathetic reactivity and strong recovery. Second, these studies examined links between these physiological patterns and individual differences in emotion regulation capabilities. We found that, at 3.5 years, both emotion expressions and emotion regulation were associated with physiology. Regulation strategies that reflected engagement were associated with greater reactivity and recovery, and greater sympathetic recovery was also associated with mother-reported global emotion regulation. In contrast, strategies that reflected disengagement were associated with less reactivity but greater arousal in recovery. Third, we examined whether these links between physiology and emotion behaviors changed with age, and found that disengagement continued to be associated with less autonomic reactivity at 6 years. Fourth, these links were examined longitudinally. Prospective analyses showed that physiological responses at 3.5 years predicted emotion behaviors at 6 years, and vice versa, suggesting that the links between these constructs occur via bidirectional transactions over development. Together, these findings support a complex and multi-faceted model of the development of children's emotion expression and regulation, of which autonomic recovery processes appear to be an important component.

Approaches To Emotion

Approaches To Emotion
Author: Klaus R. Scherer,Paul Ekman
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2014-05-22
ISBN 10: 1317757637
ISBN 13: 9781317757634
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Approaches To Emotion Book Review:

This sourcebook is intended as a reader in the fullest sense of that word: a work that offers researchers and students alike the opportunity to examine the many different aspects and widely divergent approaches to the study of emotion. The contributors include samples of biological, ontogenetic, ethological, psychological, sociological, and anthropological approaches.

Oxford Companion to Emotion and the Affective Sciences

Oxford Companion to Emotion and the Affective Sciences
Author: David Sander,Klaus Scherer
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2014-02-06
ISBN 10: 0191021016
ISBN 13: 9780191021015
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxford Companion to Emotion and the Affective Sciences Book Review:

Few areas have witnessed the type of growth we have seen in the affective sciences in the past decades. Across psychology, philosophy, economics, and neuroscience, there has been an explosion of interest in the topic of emotion and affect. Comprehensive, authoritative, up-to-date, and easy-to-use, the new Oxford Companion to Emotion and the Affective Sciences is an indispensable resource for all who wish to find out about theories, concepts, methods, and research findings in this rapidly growing interdisciplinary field - one that brings together, amongst others, psychologists, neuroscientists, social scientists, philosophers, and historians. Organized by alphabetical entries, and presenting brief definitions, concise overviews, and encyclopaedic articles (all with extensive references to relevant publications), this Companion lends itself to casual browsing by non-specialists interested in the fascinating phenomena of emotions, moods, affect disorders, and personality as well as to focused search for pertinent information by students and established scholars in the field. Not only does the book provide entries on affective phenomena, but also on their neural underpinnings, their cognitive antecedents and the associated responses in physiological systems, facial, vocal, and bodily expressions, and action tendencies. Numerous entries also consider the role of emotion in society and social behavior, as well as in cognitive processes such as those critical for perception, attention, memory, judgement and decision-making. The volume has been edited by a group of internationally leading authorities in the respective disciplines consisting of two editors (David Sander and Klaus Scherer) as well as group of 11 associate editors (John T. Cacioppo, Tim Dalgleish, Robert Dantzer, Richard J. Davidson, Ronald B. de Sousa, Phoebe C. Ellsworth, Nico Frijda, George Loewenstein, Paula M. Niedenthal, Peter Salovey, and Richard A. Shweder). The members of the editorial board have commissioned and reviewed contributions from major experts on specific topics. In addition to comprehensive coverage of technical terms and fundamental issues, the volume also highlights current debates that inform the ongoing research process. In addition, the Companion contains a wealth of material on the role of emotion in applied domains such as economic behaviour, music and arts, work and organizational behaviour, family interactions and group dynamics, religion, law and justice, and societal change. Highly accessible and wide-ranging, this book is a vital resource for scientists, students, and professionals eager to obtain a rapid, conclusive overview on central terms and topics and anyone wanting to learn more about the mechanisms underlying the emotions dominating many aspects of our lives.

Psychological and Biological Approaches To Emotion

Psychological and Biological Approaches To Emotion
Author: Nancy L. Stein,Bennett Leventhal,Thomas R. Trabasso
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2013-04-15
ISBN 10: 1134989458
ISBN 13: 9781134989454
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychological and Biological Approaches To Emotion Book Review:

The outgrowth of a University of Chicago conference on the psychological and biological bases of behavior, this unique collection of papers integrates the biological consideration of emotion with current psychological approaches. As such, it includes studies of the coping process associated with emotion as well as those that focus on the appraisal process giving rise to emotion. The book approaches emotion from cognitive, developmental, and biological systems and psychopathological perspectives. Theories on the cognitive, biological, and developmental bases for interpreting, representing, and reacting to emotional situations are proposed. In addition, new studies on issues and questions regarding the roles of cognition, language, brain lateralization, socialization, psychopathology, and coping with affect are presented.

Neurobiology of Brain Disorders

Neurobiology of Brain Disorders
Author: Michael J. Zigmond,Clayton A. Wiley,Marie-Francoise Chesselet
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1134
Release: 2022-05-27
ISBN 10: 0323898254
ISBN 13: 9780323898256
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neurobiology of Brain Disorders Book Review:

Neurobiology of Brain Disorders: Biological Basis of Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders, Second Edition provides basic scientists a comprehensive overview of neurological and neuropsychiatric disease. This book links basic, translational, and clinical research, covering the genetic, developmental, molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying all major categories of brain disorders. It offers students, postdoctoral fellows, and researchers in diverse fields of neuroscience, neurobiology, neurology, and psychiatry the tools they need to obtain a basic background in the major neurological and psychiatric diseases. Topics include developmental, autoimmune, central, and peripheral neurodegeneration, infectious diseases, and diseases of higher function. Organized by individual disorder, each chapter includes coverage of the clinical condition, diagnosis, treatment, underlying mechanisms, relevant basic and translational research, and key unanswered questions. This volume reflects progress in the field since publication of the first edition, with fully updated chapters, and new chapters on isolation, aging, global diseases, vascular diseases, and toxic/metabolic disease. New disorder coverage includes fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, Restless Legs Syndrome, myasthenia gravis, and more. Links basic, translational and clinical research on disorders of the nervous system Covers a vast array of neurological and psychiatric disorders, including Down syndrome, autism, muscular dystrophy, diabetes, TBI, Parkinson's, Huntington's, Alzheimer's, OCD, PTSD, schizophrenia, depression and pain Features new chapters on the effects of aging and isolation on brain health Expands coverage on disorders, including new chapters on fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and restless legs syndrome Features in-text summary points, special feature boxes and research questions

Evolved Emotions

Evolved Emotions
Author: Glenn Weisfeld
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2019-06-25
ISBN 10: 1498574297
ISBN 13: 9781498574297
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evolved Emotions Book Review:

In Evolved Emotions, Glenn Weisfeld analyzes a comprehensive list of universal emotions, detailing their elicitors, affects, behavioral tendencies, and expressions. Weisfeld explains how each emotion enhances the biological fitness of the individual.

Feelings

Feelings
Author: James D. Laird
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2007-01-11
ISBN 10: 0190282738
ISBN 13: 9780190282738
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Feelings Book Review:

Feelings argues for the counter-intuitive idea that feelings do not cause behavior, but rather follow from behavior, and are, in fact, the way that we know about our own bodily states and behaviors. This point of view, often associated with William James, is called self-perception theory. Self-perception theory can be empirically tested by manipulating bodily states and behaviors in order to see if the corresponding feelings are produced. In this volume, James D. Laird presents hundreds of studies, all demonstrating that feelings do indeed follow from behavior. Behaviors that have been manipulated include facial expressions of emotion, autonomic arousal, actions, gaze, and postures. The feelings that have been induced include happiness, anger, fear, romantic love, liking, disliking, hunger, and feelings of familiarity. These feelings do not feel like knowledge because they are knowledge-by-acquaintance, such as the knowledge we have of how an apple tastes, rather than verbal, knowledge-by-description, such as the knowledge that apples are red, round, and edible. Many professional theories of human behavior, as well as common sense, explain actions by an appeal to feelings as causes. Laird argues to the contrary that if feelings are information about behaviors that are already ongoing, feelings cannot be causes and that the whole mechanistic model of human behavior as "caused" in this sense seems mistaken. He proposes an alternative, cybernetic model, involving hierarchically stacked control systems. In this model, feelings provide feedback to the control systems, and in a further elaboration, this model suggests that the stack of control systems matches a similar stack of levels of organization of the world. An original contribution to the study of the relationship between feelings and behavior, the volume will be of interest to social, emotional, and cognitive psychologists.

Human Emotions

Human Emotions
Author: Carroll E. Izard
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2013-11-11
ISBN 10: 1489922091
ISBN 13: 9781489922090
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Emotions Book Review:

In recent years-especially the past decade, in sharp contrast to preceding decades-knowledge in the field of emotions has been steadily increasing. This knowledge comes from many different specialties: Emotion is a truly interdisciplinary subject. Workers in the fields of physiology, neurology, ethology, physiological psychology, personality and social psychology, clinical psychology and psychiatry, medicine, nursing, social work, and the clergy are all directly concerned with emotion. Professions such as law and architecture have an obvious concern with emotions as they affect human motives and needs. The various branches of art, especially the performing arts, certainly deal with the emotions, especially with the expression of emotions. Constantine Stanislavsky, the Russian theatrical genius, revolu tionized modem theater by developing a training method for actors and actresses that emphasized creating genuine emotion on the stage, the emotion appropriate to the character and the life situation being depicted. Indeed, one can hardly think of any human activity that is not related in some way to the field of emotion. Since the contributions to the subject of emotions come from so many different disciplines, it is difficult to find the important common themes that can yield an understanding of the field as a whole. This volume will attempt to make that task easier, but I recognize that no one can treat all of the diverse material expertly and in detail. My aim will be to represent all important types of contributions and perhaps point the way for further and more intensive study of special topics.

The Social Nature of Emotion Expression

The Social Nature of Emotion Expression
Author: Ursula Hess,Shlomo Hareli
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2019-12-12
ISBN 10: 3030329682
ISBN 13: 9783030329686
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Social Nature of Emotion Expression Book Review:

This book provides an overview of theoretical thinking about the communicative scope of emotional expressions as well as an overview of the state of the art research in emotional psychology. For many years, research in emotional psychology has been primarily concerned with the labeling of emotion expressions and the link between emotion expressions and the expresser’s internal state. Following recent trends in research devoting specific attention to the social signal value of emotions, contributors emphasize the nature of emotion expressions as information about the person and the situation, including the social norms and standards relevant to the situation. Focusing on the role of emotion expressions as communicative acts, this timely book seeks to advance a line of theoretical thinking that goes beyond the view of emotion expressions as symptoms of an intrapersonal phenomenon to focus on their interpersonal function. The Social Nature of Emotion Expression will be of interest to researchers in emotional psychology, as well as specialists in nonverbal behavior, communication, linguistics, ethology and ethnography.