Emotionality and Mental Illness: A Multi-dimensional Model

Kam-shing Yip
Professor, Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Series: Psychology of Emotions, Motivations and Actions
BISAC: PSY013000



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Edited by I Leslie Rubin, Robert J Geller, Abby Mutic, Benjamin A Gitterman, Nathan Mutic, Wayne Garfinkel, Claire D Coles, Kurt Martinuzzi, and Joav Merrick


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Emotions are interactive, spontaneous and contextual. Its comprehensiveness should be articulated by dynamic interpretation of emotionality rather than a static and description of emotions by reductionistic measurement and scales. The same applies to the emotions of persons with mental illness. This book describes various perspectives and conceptual underpinnings of emotionality including evoluntionary, initial psychological, psycho-evolutionary, cognitive, psychodynamic, structural and post-structural, as well as phenomenological perspectives. In each perspective, its implications on emotionality of persons with mental illness are thoroughly discussed. Furthermore, this book includes a full discussion of a multi-dimensional model of emotionality. (Imprint: Nova)

Chapter 1. From Emotions to Emotionality: Its Implications to Persons with Mental Illness

Chapter 2. Perspectives and Conceptual Underpinnings of Emotionality

Chapter 3: A Multidimensional Model of Emotionality: Its Implications to Persons with Mental Illness

Chapter 4: Feeling, Mood, Affect and Senses of Persons with Mental Illness


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