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The Psychology of Emotion: From Everyday Life to Theory, 5th Edition

The Psychology of Emotion: From Everyday Life to Theory, 5th Edition

Kenneth T. Strongman

ISBN: 978-0-470-86489-0

Jun 2003

340 pages



'It is late at night and you are sitting quietly. The neighbours are all away. Suddenly, there is a huge thump on the door, a scream and then a deathly silence...'

As emotion and emotional experience are a daily occurrence, they have always been key topics of study for psychologists. Now in its fifth edition, The Psychology of Emotion is a classic student text on the subject. This textbook offers a comprehensive guide to all the main theories and concepts of emotion, and relates these back to everyday life, using examples that everyone can identify with.

Written in an engaging, accessible style, this fully revised edition features:
* Comprehensive overview and discussion of main theories of emotion
* Real life examples to illustrate key concepts
* Discussion topics
* Chapter summaries
* Suggestions for further reading
The multi-disciplinary approach taken will appeal to those investigating emotion in the fields of philosophy and the social sciences, as well as to psychology students and lecturers. Everyone studying or teaching emotion will find The Psychology of Emotion to be an invaluable resource.

1. An Introduction.

2. Early Theory.

3. Phenomenological Theory.

4. Behavioural Theory.

5. Physiological Theory.

6. Cognitive Theory.

7. Ambitious Theory.

8. Specific Emotions Theory.

9. Developmental Theory.

10. Social Theory.

11. Clinical Theory.

12. The Individual and the Environment.

13. Emotion and Culture.

14. Theory Outside Psychology.

15. Emotion Themes.


Author Index.

Subject Index.