Theories of Emotion

Theories of Emotion

1st Edition - March 28, 1980

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  • Editors: Robert Plutchik, Henry Kellerman
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483270012

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Emotion: Theory, Research, and Experience, Volume 1: Theories of Emotion, presents broad theoretical perspectives representing all major schools of thought in the study of the nature of emotion. The contributions contained in the book are characterized under three major headings - evolutionary context, psychophysiological context, and dynamic context. Subjects that are discussed include general psycho-evolutionary theory of emotion; the affect system; the biology of emotions and other feelings; and emotions as transitory social roles. Psychologists, sociobiologists, sociologists, psychiatrists, ethologists, and students the allied fields will find the text a good reference material.

Table of Contents


  • Contents

    List of Contributors

    Preface

    Introduction

    Part I The Evolutionary Context

    Chapter 1 A General Psychoevolutionary Theory of Emotion

    Abstract

    Emotion as a Hypothetical Construct

    Emotions in Animals

    Emotions and Evolution

    Emotions and Cognitions

    The Multiple Languages of Emotion

    Emotions and Personality

    Diagnostic Concepts as Derivatives of Emotions

    Ego Defenses as Regulators of Emotions

    Universal Problems of Adaptation

    References

    Chapter 2 The Function of Emotions in Behavioral Systems: A Systems Theory Analysis

    Abstract

    Systems of Social Behavior

    Emotions in Relation to Behavioral Systems

    Experiments on the Systemic Nature of Affect in Dogs

    Language and the Emotions

    Discussion and Conclusions

    References

    Chapter 3 Strategies of Social Interaction

    Abstract

    Phylogenetic Adaptations in Animals

    Phylogenetic Adaptations in Humans

    Some Basic Strategies of Social Interactions

    Strategies of Friendly Encounter

    Summary and Discussion

    References

    Chapter 4 An Ethological Assessment of Emotion

    Abstract

    Introduction: Historical Preconceptions

    Primate Peculiarities

    The Two Modes

    Autonomie Infrastructure of Bimodal Arousal

    Plutchik's Fundamental Scheme

    Delineation of Emotion by Bull, Ekman, and Tomkins

    Self-Protection and Protection within the Agonic Society

    The Inclusion of Prototypic Rejection Behavior as a Social Response

    Allotypic Rejection

    The Ethological Status of Human Emotions: Prototypic Rejection in the Social Context

    Mating Behavior

    Bimodal Psychological Theory

    Summary

    References

    Chapter 5 Toward a Sociobiological Theory of the Emotions

    Abstract

    Anatomy and Physiology: About Sociobiology

    Kinship: Other Sociobiological Treatments of the Emotions

    Territorial Expansion: A Sociobiological View of Central Questions in Emotion Theory

    Recombination: Toward a Sociobiological Definition of Emotion

    Offspring: Genital Plethysmography and Its Relevance to Emotion Theory

    Recapitulation of Ontogeny: Conclusions

    References

    Part II The Psychophysiological Context

    Chapter 6 Affect as Amplification: Some Modifications in Theory

    Abstract

    Introduction

    Basic Affects

    Activators of Affects

    Appraisal of Affect

    Affect as Amplification: A Refinement

    The Skin: A Central Variable for Affect

    Affect as Amplifier of Response

    Research and Clinical Implications

    Ideo-Affective Ideology and the Face

    Personality Implications of Facial Responses

    References

    Chapter 7 Aspects of Consciousness and Personality in Terms of Differential Emotions Theory

    Abstract

    Basic Premises of Differential Emotions Theory

    Patterns of Emotions

    The Development of the Emotion System

    Emotions as Interactants with Other Subsystems of Personality

    The Regulation of Emotions

    Research and Clinical Implications

    References

    Chapter 8 Emotions: A Cognitive-Phenomenological Analysis

    Abstract

    Background

    Emotions from a Cognitive-Phenomenological Perspective

    Other Core Principles

    Defining Emotion

    Phylogenetic Issues

    Positively Toned Emotions

    Concluding Thoughts

    References

    Chapter 9 The Generation of Emotion: A Psychological Theory

    Abstract

    The Intent of a Psychology of Emotion

    History of a Theory: Parents and Cousins

    Building Blocks and Cement

    Generating Emotions—Generalities and Specifics

    Personality, Pathology, and Other Applications

    Extensions and Elaborations

    Prospects and Problems

    References

    Chapter 10 The Biology of Emotions and Other Feelings

    Abstract

    Emotional Behavior as an Expression of the Experience of Internal States

    The Protocritic Dimension of Stimuli

    Protocritic Processing by Core-Brain Control Mechanisms

    The Cortical Contribution to a Labeling of Feelings

    Conclusion

    References

    Chapter 11 The Communication of Emotion: Theory of Sentics

    Abstract

    Emotion and Its Expression: Some Historical Aspects

    Experimental Measurement of Essentic Form

    Experimental Tests for Distinguishing Basic Emotions

    Time Form Printing by the Nervous System

    Some Predictions of Sentic Theory Capable of Verification

    Intensity

    Emotions and Knowledge

    Personal Active (Dionysian) and Contemplative (Apollonian) Modes of Emotional Experience and Expression

    Virtual Body Images in Relation to the Apollonian and Dionysian Modes

    Concerning the Evolution of Emotions and Their Communication

    References

    Part III The Dynamic Context

    Chapter 12 A Constructivist View of Emotion

    Abstract

    The Definition of Emotion

    Emotional Syndromes as Transitory Social Roles

    The Problem of Basic Emotions

    Paradigms of Emotion

    Concluding Observations

    References

    Chapter 13 A Psychoanalytic Theory of Affects

    Abstract

    The Present Theory

    Ontogeny of Affect

    The Labeling of Affects

    Mixed Affects

    Unpleasure and Development

    References

    Chapter 14 A Structural Model of Emotion and Personality: Psychoanalytic and Sociobiological Implications

    Abstract

    Epigenetic and Evolutionary Elements of Personality

    Psychoanalytic Background

    The Problem of Determining a Basic Emotion System

    Emotions and Defenses

    A Proposed Model of Emotion and Defense Mechanisms

    The Relation of Emotions, Defense Mechanisms, and Clinical Diagnosis

    The Diagnostic System

    Accessible versus Impedance States

    A Basic System of Nightmares and Their Intrapsychic Designations

    A Concluding Note

    References

    Epilogue

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 424
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1980
  • Published: March 28, 1980
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483270012

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Robert Plutchik

Henry Kellerman

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