From the Publisher
Many of the ways in which we express and react to emotions make very little sense. From the tears that mark both the best and worst moments in our lives to the rages sparked by the most trivial of traffic annoyances, emotions surprise us-they lead us to act in ways contrary to our better judgment, and they always seem to lie just beyon...
From the Jacket
Road rage on L.A. freeways; the laughter of families at a fun house; a child's temper tantrum; a criminal's interrogation-room breakdown. In How Emotions Work, Jack Katz examines these situations and more, seeking clues to help us understand our emotions, their sources, and the often-surprising ways they lead us to behave.