9781405113151

Emotions : A Brief History

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  • ISBN13:

    9781405113151

  • ISBN10:

    1405113154

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-09-17
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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Summary

Jack C. McCormac is Alumni Distinguished Professor o Civil Engineering, Emeritus at Clemson University. He holds a BS in civil engineering from the Citadel, an MS in civil engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Doctor of Letters from Clemson University. His contributions to engineering education and the engineering profession have been recognized by many, including the American Society for Engineering Education, the American Institute of Steel Construction, and the American Concrete Institute. Professor McCormac was included in the International Who's Who in Engineering, and was named by the Engineering News-Record as one of the top 125 engineers or architects in the world in the last 125 years for his contributions to the construction industry. He was one of only two educators living in the world today to receive this honor.

Author Biography

Keith Oatley is Professor of Cognitive Psychology at the University of Toronto. He is the author of more than 120 journal articles and chapters and five books, including Understanding Emotions (Blackwell, 1996).

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix
Preface x
Acknowledgements xii
CHAPTER 1 MEANING AND AMBIGUITY 1(18)
Emotions: Signals of What is Vital
CHAPTER 2 EVOLUTION, CULTURE, AND A NECESSARY AMBIVALENCE 19(20)
Inherited Repertoires of Emotion Built Upon by Culture and Experience
CHAPTER 3 MEDICINE FOR THE SOUL 39(19)
From Epicureans and Stoics via the Seven Deadly Sins to Cognitive Therapy
CHAPTER 4 EMOTIONS AND THE BRAIN 58(18)
Accidents, Imaging Technologies, the New Psychopharmacology
CHAPTER 5 SOCIAL HISTORIES: EMOTIONS AND RELATIONSHIPS 76(22)
Social Goals of Aggression, Attachment, Affiliation, and Their Mixtures
CHAPTER 6 INDIVIDUAL HISTORIES 98(20)
Emotional Development from Childhood to Maturity
CHAPTER 7 EMOTIONAL DISORDERS 118(16)
Excesses of Sadness, Anxiety, Shame, and Anger
CHAPTER 8 EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE 134(22)
What Is It to be Emotionally Intelligent? Are There Skills to Learn?
Notes 156(10)
References 166(15)
Name Index 181(4)
Subject Index 185

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