Handbook of Affective Sciences

Paperback | June 1, 2009

EditorRichard J. Davidson, Klaus R. Sherer, H. Hill Goldsmith

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The Handbook of Affective Sciences is a comprehensive road map to the burgeoning area of affective sciences, which now spans several disciplines. Helping to delineate this emerging field, this volume brings together, for the first time, the various strands of inquiry and latest research in thescientific study of emotion and related affective phenomena. In recent years, scientists have made considerable advances in understanding how brain processes shape emotions and are changed by human emotion. There have also been major methodological advances in objectively measuring different parameters of emotion, ranging from expressive behavior tophysiology to subjective experience using experience sampling. Drawing on a wide range of research and methods of inquiry-neuroimaging techniques, neuropsychological assessment, clinical research, and laboratory paradigms designed to assess the cognitive and social constituents of emotion-scientistsare beginning to understand the many factors that shape emotion and the vast range of functions that are affected by emotion. As a result, researchers are gaining insight into such compelling questions as how people experience life emotionally, why people respond so differently to the sameexperiences, what the face can tell us about internal states, how emotion in significant social relationships influence health, and whether there are basic emotions common to all humans. This handbook brings together the most eminent scholars in the area of affective science, who lay out, in fifty-nine original chapters, the latest research and theorise in the field. The book is divided into ten sections: Neuroscience; Autonomic Psychophysiology; Genetics and Development; Expressionof Emotion; Cognitive Components of Emotion; Personality; Emotion and Social Processes; Evolutionary and Cultural Perspective on Affect; Emotion and Psychopathology; and Emotion and Health. This major new volume will be an invaluable resource for researchers that will define affective sciences for the next decade.

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The Handbook of Affective Sciences is a comprehensive road map to the burgeoning area of affective sciences, which now spans several disciplines. Helping to delineate this emerging field, this volume brings together, for the first time, the various strands of inquiry and latest research in thescientific study of emotion and related aff...

Richard J. Davidson is the William James and Vilas Research Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry and the Director of the Laboratory of Affective Neuroscience at the University of Wisconsin. Klaus R. Scherer is Emeritus Professor of Emotion Psychology at the University of Geneva. He is the director of both the Geneva Interfaculty Cen...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:1224 pages, 8.39 × 10.91 × 1.89 inPublished:June 1, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ContributorsIntroductionPart I. Neuroscience1. Richard J. Davidson, Klaus R. Scherer, H. Hill Goldsmith: Introduction: Neuroscience2. Richard J. Davidson, Diego Pizzagalli, Jack B. Nitschke, Ned H. Kalin: Parsing the Subcomponents of Emotion and Disorders of Emotion: Perspectives from Affective Neuroscience3. Kent C. Berridge: Comparing the Emotional Brains of Humans and Other Animals 254. Kevin S. LaBar, Joseph E. LeDoux: Emotional Learning Circuits in Animals and Humans5. Antonio R. Damasio, Ralph Adolphs, H. Damasio: The Contributions of the Lesion Method to the Functional Neuroanatomy of Emotion6. James L. McGaugh, Larry Cahill: Emotion and Memory: Central and Peripheral Contributions7. Rebecca Elliott, Raymond J. Dolan: Functional Neuroimaging of Depression: A Role for Medial Prefrontal CortexPart II. Autonomic Psychophysiology8. Gerhard Stemmler: Introduction: Autonomic Psychophysiology9. Wilfrid Janig: The Autonomic Nervous System and Its Coordination by the Brain10. Alfons O. Hamm, Harald T. Schupp, Almut I. Weike: Motivational Organization of Emotions: Autonomic Changes, Cortical Responses, and Reflex Modulation11. Robert W. Levenson: Autonomic Specificity and Emotion12. Gerhard Stemmler: Methodological Considerations in the Psychophysiological Study of Emotion13. Arne Ohman, Stefan Wiens: On the Automaticity of Autonomic Responses in Emotion: An Evolutionary Perspective14. Kenneth Hugdahl, Kjell Morten Stormark: Emotional Modulation of Selective Attention: Behavioral and Psychophysiological MeasuresPart III. Genetics and Development15. H. Hill Goldsmith: Introduction: Genetics and Development16. H. Hill Goldsmith: Genetics of Emotional Development17. Jerome Kagan: Behavioral Inhibition as a Temperamental Category18. Judy Dunn: Emotional Development in Early Childhood: A Social Relationship Perspective19. Claire B. Kopp, Susan J. Neufeld: Emotional Development During Infancy20. Michael F. Mascolo, Kurt W. Fischer, Jin Li: Dynamic Development of Component Systems of Emotions: Pride, Shame and Guilt in China, and the United StatesPart IV. Expression of Emotion21. Dacher Keltner, Paul Ekman: Introduction: Expression of Emotion22. Dacher Keltner, Paul Ekman, Gian C. Gonzaga, Jennifer Beer: Facial Expression of Emotion23. Klaus R. Scherer, Tom Johnstone, Gundrun Klasmeyer: Vocal Expression of Emotion24. Charles T. Snowdon: Expression of Emotion in Nonhuman Animals25. Keith Oatley: Creative Expression and Communication of Emotions in the Visual and Narrative Arts26. Alf Gabrielsson, Patrik N. Juslin: Emotional Expression in Music27. Judy Reilly, Laura Seibert: Language and EmotionPart V. Cognitive Components of Emotion28. Klaus R. Scherer: Introduction: Cognitive Components of Emotion29. Phoebe C. Ellsworth, Klaus R. Scherer: Appraisal Processes in Emotion30. Joseph P. Forgas: Affective Influences on Attitudes and Judgments31. George Loewenstein, Jennifer S. Lerner: The Role of Affect in Decision Making32. Kevin N. Ochsner, Daniel L. Schacter: Remembering Emotional Events: A Social Cognitive Neuroscience Approach33. Tim Dalgleish: Information Processing Approaches to EmotionPart VI. Personality34. H. Hill Goldsmith, Richard J. Davidson: Introduction: Personality35. Douglas Derryberry, Marjorie A. Reed: Information Processing Approaches to Individual Differences in Emotional Reactivity36. Heinz W. Krohne: Individual Differences in Emotional Reactions and Coping37. Laura L. Carstensen, Susan T. Charles, Derek M. Isaacowitz, Quinn Kennedy: Emotion and Life-Span Personality DevelopmentPart VII. Emotion and Social Processes38. Peter Salovey: Introduction: Emotion and Social Processes39. Richard E. Petty, Leandre R. Fabrigar, Duane T. Wegener: Emotional Factors in Attitudes and Persuasion40. Mark R. Leary: The Self and Emotion: The Role of Self-Reflection in the Generation and Regulation of Affective Experience41. Nancy Eisenberg, Sandy Losoya, Tracy Spinrad: Affect and Prosocial Responding42. Leonard Berkowitz: Affect, Aggression, and Antisocial Behavior43. Margaret S. Clark, Ian Brissette: Two Types of Relationship Closeness and Their Influence on People's Emotional LivesPart VIII. Evolutionary and Cultural Perspectives on Affect44. Paul Rozin: Introduction: Evolutionary and Cultural Perspectives on Affect45. Jonathan Haidt: The Moral Emotions46. Batja Mesquita: Emotions as Dynamic Cultural Phenomena47. Robert H. Frank: Adaptive Rationality and the Moral EmotionsPart IX. Emotion and Psychopathology48. Robert M. Post: Introduction: Emotion and Psychopathology49. Joseph P. Newman, Amanda R. Lorenz: Response Modulation and Emotion Processing: Implications for Psychopathy and Other Dysregulatory Psychopathology50. Terence A. Ketter, Po W. Wang, Anna Lembke, Nadia Sachs: Physiological and Pharmacological Induction of Affect51. Scott L. Rauch: Neuroimaging and the Neurobiology of Anxiety Disorders52. Susan Mineka, Eshkol Rafaeli, Iftah Yovel: Cognitive Biases in Emotional Disorders: Information Processing and Social-Cognitive Perspectives53. Thomas R. Insel: The Neurobiology of Affiliation: Implications for Autism54. Steven J. Garlow, Charles B. Nemeroff: Neurobiology of Depressive DisordersPart X. Emotion and Health55. John T. Cacioppo: Introduction: Emotion and Health56. Janine Giese-Davis, David Spiegel: Emotional Expression and Cancer Progression57. Carol D. Ryff, Burton H. Singer: The Role of Emotion on Pathways to Positive Health58. Gary G. Berntson, John T. Cacioppo, Martin Sarter: Bottom-Up: Implications for Neurobehavioral Models of Anxiety and Autonomic Regulation59. Bruce S. McEwen, Teresa Seeman: Stress and Affect: Applicability of the Concepts of Allostasis and Allostatic LoadIndex

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"This volume defines a new field. Although 'affective science' draws on studies of emotion, it includes much more than what has traditionally been addressed under that rubric. This emerging discipline promises not only to forge crucial links between psychology and neuroscience, but also tobuild strong bridges between research in the laboratory and practice in the clinic. This book should be on the shelf of anyone seriously interested in psychology, neuroscience, psychiatry, or neurology." --Stephen M. Kosslyn, John Lindsley Professor of Psychology, Harvard University