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- DescriptionWhy do we cry at the movies? What is the best way to manage destructive feelings such as jealousy? Although emotions prevade our lives, their nature, causes and effects have only recently been studied by social scientists and philosophers. Despite growing scientific interest in the subject, empirical findings have t yet caught up with our intuitive kwledge. In this book Aaron Ben-Ze'ev carries out what he calls a careful search for general patterns in the primeval jungle of emotions . In an engaging, informal style he draws on a variety of theoretical approaches and popular sources to produce a coherent account of emotions in all their subtlety. All of the ideas are illustrated with examples drawn from everyday life. The book is organized into two parts. The first presents an overall conteptual framework for understanding emotions. It looks at all the typical characteristics and components of emotions, distinguishes emotions from other affective phemena, classifies the emotions and covers such related issues as emotional intelligence, regulating emotions, and emotions and morality. The second part discusses individual emotions, including envy, jealousy, pleasure-in-others'-misfortune, pity, compassion, anger, hate, disgust, love, sexual desire, happiness, sadness, pride, regret and shame. The text is laced with insightful and often amusing quotations from sources ranging from Mae West to Montesquieu.
- Author(s)Aaron Ben-Ze'ev
- PublisherMIT Press Ltd
- Date of Publication03/04/2000
- SubjectPopular Psychology
- Place of PublicationCambridge, Mass.
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintMIT Press
- Out-of-print date09/07/2007
- Content Note2
- Weight1203 g
- Width178 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine40 mm
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