Dacher Keltner, Keith Oatley, and Jennifer Jenkins s Understanding Emotions, 3rd Edition emphasizes the value of emotions and explores the latest research with practical concerns for clinical problems, education and everyday understanding. The text extends across a broad range of disciplines and covers the entire lifespan from infancy to adulthood. It includes sections on the study of emotion, the different elements of emotion, evidence of how emotions govern and organize social life, and emotion and individual functioning, including psychological disorders and wellbeing.
Furthermore, the text offers combined chapters on evolutionary and cultural approaches, studies of new expressions (love, desire) as well as new systems of communication (touch, music), findings on emotion and the central nervous systems, and studies on the role of emotion in moral judgment. Discussions of how popular and classical movies emphasize emotions show how to keep an emotion diary to track one s emotions and interactions. The text includes boxes on emotional intelligence and how to improve it as well as scales of assessing the self. Boxes on emotions in art and literature and positive psychology boxes are also new editions to this issue.
Chapter 1: Approaches to Understanding Emotions
Chapter 2: Evolution of Emotions
Chapter 3: Cultural Understandings of Emotions
Part II: Elements of emotion:
Chapter 4: Communication of Emotions
Chapter 5: Bodily Changes and Emotions
Chapter 6: Brain Mechanisms and Emotion
Chapter 7: Appraisal, Knowledge, Experience
Part III: Emotions and Social Life:
Chapter 8: Development of Emotions in Childhood
Chapter 9: Emotions in Social Relationships
Chapter 10: Emotion and Cognition
Part IV: Emotions and the Individual:
Chapter 11: Individual Differences in Emotionality
Chapter 12: Emotion-based Disorders of Childhood
Chapter 13: Mental Disorder and Well-being in Adulthood
Chapter 14: Consciousness, Regulation, Psychotherapy
Dacher Keltner (Ph.D. Stamford University) is a professor of psychology at University of California at Berkeley. He received the 2000 Templeton Positive Psychology Price for Excellence in Research. He is the Director of the Berkeley Social Interaction Laboratory, co–editor of Greater Good Magazine, and the founder and Faculty Director of the Great Good Science center at Berkeley.
Keith Oatley (Ph. D. University College London) is a professor in the department of Human Development and Applied Psychology at the University of Toronto. Keith is a member of the Cognitive Science Program at University College London. He is a former President at the International Society for Research on Emotions, a fellow of the British Psychological Society, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He is the author of numerous books and articles in the field of emotion and cognitive psychology.
Jennifer M Jenkins is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto. She is the co–author, with Keith Oatley, of Human Emotions: A Reader (Blackwell, 1998).