Human Emotions: A Reader begins with an overall introduction to both the volume and subject area by the Editors. Each of the six sections of the book, and each article are introduced, contextualizing and relating these articles to comparable research.
The volume is organized to correspond with the structure and coverage of Understanding Emotions written by Keith Oatley and Jennifer M. Jenkins (also published by Blackwell). It can also be used independently allowing instructors to teach courses on emotions with their own emphases, and giving students access to a range of primary source material in this thought provoking field.
Part I: History and Culture.
Part II: Evolution and Processes.
Part III: Development of Emotion Understanding and Individual Differences in Emotionality.
Part IV: Functions of Emotions in Society and in the Individual.
Part V: Emotional Disorders in Childhood and Adulthood.