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Emotions : a brief history / Keith Oatley.

  • Oatley, Keith.
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Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2004.

Physical description

1 online resource (xi, 190 pages) : illustrations.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (p. [166]-180) and indexes.


Meaning and ambiguity : emotions : signals of what is vital -- Evolution, culture, and a necessary ambivalence : inherited repertoires of emotion built upon by culture and experience -- Medicine for the soul : from epicureans and stoics via the seven deadly sins to cognitive therapy -- Emotions and the brain : accidents, imaging technologies, the new psychopharmacology -- Social histories : emotions and relationships : social goals of aggression, attachment, affiliation, and their mixtures -- Individual histories : emotional development from childhood to maturity -- Emotional disorders : excesses of sadness, anxiety, shame, and anger -- Emotional intelligence : what is it to be emotionally intelligent? Are there skills to learn?



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