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Oxford Companion to Emotion and the Affective Sciences

Oxford Companion to Emotion and the Affective Sciences

By: David Sander (editor), Klaus Scherer (editor)Hardback

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Few areas have witnessed the type of growth we have seen in the affective sciences in the past decades. Across psychology, philosophy, economics, and neuroscience, there has been an explosion of interest in the topic of emotion and affect. Comprehensive, authoritative, up-to-date, and easy-to-use, the new Oxford Companion to Emotion and the Affective Sciences is an indispensable resource for all who wish to find out about theories, concepts, methods, and research findings in this rapidly growing interdisciplinary field - one that brings together, amongst others, psychologists, neuroscientists, social scientists, philosophers, and historians. Organized by alphabetical entries, and presenting brief definitions, concise overviews, and encyclopaedic articles (all with extensive references to relevant publications), this Companion lends itself to casual browsing by non-specialists interested in the fascinating phenomena of emotions, moods, affect disorders, and personality as well as to focused search for pertinent information by students and established scholars in the field. Not only does the book provide entries on affective phenomena, but also on their neural underpinnings, their cognitive antecedents and the associated responses in physiological systems, facial, vocal, and bodily expressions, and action tendencies. Numerous entries also consider the role of emotion in society and social behavior, as well as in cognitive processes such as those critical for perception, attention, memory, judgement and decision-making. The volume has been edited by a group of internationally leading authorities in the respective disciplines consisting of two editors (David Sander and Klaus Scherer) as well as group of 11 associate editors (John T. Cacioppo, Tim Dalgleish, Robert Dantzer, Richard J. Davidson, Ronald B. de Sousa, Phoebe C. Ellsworth, Nico Frijda, George Loewenstein, Paula M. Niedenthal, Peter Salovey, and Richard A. Shweder). The members of the editorial board have commissioned and reviewed contributions from major experts on specific topics. In addition to comprehensive coverage of technical terms and fundamental issues, the volume also highlights current debates that inform the ongoing research process. In addition, the Companion contains a wealth of material on the role of emotion in applied domains such as economic behaviour, music and arts, work and organizational behaviour, family interactions and group dynamics, religion, law and justice, and societal change. Highly accessible and wide-ranging, this book is a vital resource for scientists, students, and professionals eager to obtain a rapid, conclusive overview on central terms and topics and anyone wanting to learn more about the mechanisms underlying the emotions dominating many aspects of our lives.

About Author

David Sander first studied mathematics and psychology at the University Rene Descartes (Paris, France), completed postgraduate studies in psychology, and received a PhD in Cognitive Science from the University Louis Lumiere (Lyon, France) in 2002. He then joined the Department of Psychology at the University of Geneva (Switzerland) where he currently holds an Assistant Professor position. His main teaching and research activities concern the psychology and cognitive neuroscience of emotion. David Sander is the Scientific Coordinator of the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research for the Affective Sciences based at the University of Geneva, and established by the Swiss government and the Swiss National Science Foundation. Klaus Scherer, born in 1943, studied economics and social sciences at the University of Cologne and the London School of Economics. Following his postgraduate studies in psychology, he obtained a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1970. After teaching at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and the University of Kiel, Germany, he was appointed, in 1973, full professor of social psychology at the University of Giessen, Germany. From 1985 to 2008, Klaus Scherer has held the chair of emotion psychology at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, with teaching and research activities focussing on the areas of emotion, stress, motivation, personality, and organisational behaviour. Klaus Scherer is a member of several international scientific societies and a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Acoustical Society of America. He was an invited professor at Stanford, Berkeley, the University of Zurich, and EHESS Paris. He has been elected member of the Academia Europea and honorary foreign member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He received the lifetime achievement award of the German Society of Psychology and an Advanced Investigator Grant of the European Research Council.

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laid out as a dictionary - a to z

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  • ISBN13: 9780198569633
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 512
  • ID: 9780198569633
  • weight: 1201
  • ISBN10: 0198569637

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