Functional Accounts of Emotion: A Special Issue of the Journal Cognitiona and Emotion, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Functional Accounts of Emotion

A Special Issue of the Journal Cognitiona and Emotion, 1st Edition

By James J. Gross, Dacher Keltner

Psychology Press

160 pages

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pub: 1999-08-26
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In recent years, emotion researchers have paid increasing attention to the functions that emotions service. This attention to function has been apparent in many disciplines and at many levels of analysis. From the most basic physiological symptom to the most overarching social structure, the effects of emotion, both on the emotional person and on others, are being recognized. The knowledge that has accumulated is substantial but is scattered among a variety of fields and literatures. This special issue summarizes the functional approach to emotion. The six articles that have been selected concentrate on the work of psychologists but include many of the other fields that have contributed to what is truly a multidisciplinary approach. The special issue opens with three foundational articles that discuss (a) the intrapersonal functions of emotions, (b) the social functions of emotions, and (c) the developmental functions of emotions. The next three articles focus on challenges to traditional functional accounts of emotions. These articles consider (d) emotion regulation, (e) emotions and psychopathology, and (e) negative affect and health.

About the Authors

W. Gerrod Parrott, Introduction to the Special Issue. D. Keltner, J.J. Gross, Functional Accounts of Emotions. R.W. Levenson, The Intrapersonal Functions of Emotion. D. Keltner, J. Haidt, Social Functions of Emotions at Four Levels of Analysis. J. A.A. Abe, C.E. Izard, The Developmental Functions of Emotions: An Analysis in Terms of Differential Emotions Theory. J.J. Gross, Emotions Regulation: Past, Present, Future. A.M. Kring. J-A. Bachorowski, Emotions and Psychopathology. T.J. Mayne , Negative Affect and Health: The Importance of Being Earnest.

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Special Issues of Cognition and Emotion

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology