This work provides a complete theory of emotional processes, explaining how different emotions are elicited and expressed, and how the emotional range of individuals develops over their lifetime. The author's approach puts emotion in a central role as a complex, patterned, organic reaction to both daily events and long-term efforts on the part of the individual to survive, flourish, and achieve. In his view, emotions cannot be divorced from other functions - whether biological, social, or cognitive - and express the intimate, personal meaning of what individuals experience. As coping and adapting processes, they are seen as part of the ongoing effort to monitor changes, stimuli, and stresses arising from the environment.
Part I: BACKGROUND: About emotion; Issues of research, classification and measurements; Part II: THE COGNITIVE-MOTIVATIONAL-RELATIONAL THEORY: The person-environment relationship: motivation and coping; Cognition and emotion; Issues of causality; Part III: INDIVIDUAL EMOTIONS: Goal incongruent (negative) emotions; Goal congruent (positive) and problematic emotions; Part IV: EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Individual development; Social influence; Part V: PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS: Emotions and health; Implications for research, assessment, treatment and disease prevention; References; Index.
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