- Annett Schirmer - National University of Singapore, Singapore
Motivation & Emotion | Social Psychology
Emotion is a comprehensive text that integrates traditional psychological theories and cutting-edge neuroscience research to explain the nature and role of emotions in human functioning. Written in an engaging style, the book explores emotions at the behavioral, physiological, mental, and neurofunctional (i.e., chemical, metabolic, and structural) levels, and examines each in a broad context, touching on different theoretical perspectives, regulatory processes, development, and culture, among others. Providing greater insight and depth than existing texts, the book offers a holistic view of the field, giving students a broader understanding of the mechanisms underlying emotions and enabling them to appreciate the role emotions play in their lives. In dedicated chapters, the text covers past and current theories of emotion, individual emotions and their bodily representation, the role of emotions for behavior and cognition, as well as interindividual differences.
An incredible book, addressing much of the missing research on emotions. Highly recommended!
This book provides a holistic view of the area of emotion. I recommended this for reading on the Degree as I felt it provided students with a extensive view of the mechanisms underlying emotions and the role emotions play in our daily lives.
this book is really a standard work, perfect source for students and very helpful for instructors
Did not receive book in time for course
Very useful as a depth exploration of emotion, but too expensive to recommend as a key text. I will be recommending to any MSc students who need to look in depth at emotion from the various perspectives in this book.
This is a comprehensive treatment of the vast topic of emotion and is more than sufficient for an undergraduate module on the topic or as a supplement to related topics (e.g. psychobiology). It is also useful for early-stage post-graduates and I have recommended it to them in particular. The number of topics covered is large and I was happy to see discussion of hormonal influences on cognition and emotion.