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Emotions by Nico H. Frijda
Book DescriptionWhat are 'emotions'? Drawing together the threads of current research on the nature and funactions of emotional expression, of physiological reactions, and of emotional experience, this book offers a balanced survey of facts and theory. Nico Frijda discusses the motivational and neurophysiological preconditions for emotions, and the ways in which emotions are regulated by the individual. Considering the kinds of events that elicit emotions, he argues that emotions arise because events are appraised by people as favorable or harmful to their own interests. he takes an information-processing perspective: Emotions are viewed as outcomes of the process of assessing the world in terms of one's own concerns, which, in turn, modify action readiness. This analysis leads him to address such fundamental issues as the place of emotion in motivation generally and the discrepancy between the functions of the emotions and their often irrational and disruptive character. An important contribution to recent debates, The Emotions does not presuppose extensive prior knowledge.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521316002
(228mm x 152mm x 32mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 24-Apr-1987
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Nico H. Frijda
Laws of Emotion, Paperback (September 2006)
Reviews research on emotions. This book begins by reviewing a number of principles governing emotion, or "the laws of emotion". It examines the nature of emotions and the motivational processes underlying them, and the nature and causes of pleasure and pain. It also explores the processes that lead to emotional arousal.
Feelings and Emotions, Hardback (April 2004)
This book provides an overview of the status of emotion theory.
Emotions and Beliefs, Hardback (October 2000)» View all books by Nico H. Frijda
Looks at the different ways in which emotions influence beliefs.
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