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Published: 20 September 2018

632 Pages

7 x 10 inches

ISBN: 9780190612573

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The Nature of Emotion

Fundamental Questions

Second Edition

Edited by Andrew S. Fox, Regina C. Lapate, Alexander J. Shackman, and Richard J. Davidson

Series in Affective Science

  • 100 worldwide leading emotion researchers tackle 14 fundamental questions about the nature and origins of emotion.
  • Critical questions include: What is an emotion? How are emotions organized in the brain? How do emotion and cognition interact? How are emotions embodied in the social world? How and why are emotions communicated? How are emotions physically embodied? What develops in emotional development?
  • Editors Andrew Fox, Regina Lapate, Alexander Shackman, and Richard Davidson highlight key areas in each chapter.
  • An essential guide for students, researchers, and clinicians.

New to this Edition:

  • With this New Edition, 118 scientists contributed 91 essays, a sizable increase over the first edition
  • Organized into short chapters focused on basic questions about the nature and origins of emotion many have been reframed or are entirely new
  • Each of the 14 questions about the nature and origins of emotion is addressed by a collection of experts chosen to represent a range of disciplines and methodological approaches
  • Provides a definitive survey of the current state of the affective sciences

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