Understanding Emotions


Michael A. Carr (Editor)

Series: Psychology of Emotions, Motivations and Actions
BISAC: PSY013000
DOI: https://doi.org/10.52305/EMTX5720

Emotion represents a core element of human life, as our thoughts and behavior are influenced by the complex and interrelated set of feelings we all experience. As such, developing an understanding of the role emotion plays in human psychology is essential not only in the treatment of mental illnesses, but for the optimization of overall well-being. This book includes five chapters, each presenting research concerning various aspects of emotion. Chapter One discusses the most effective treatments for emotion dysregulation and emotional disorders, focusing on therapies that target emotional regulation. Chapter Two examines the impact of emotions on learning processes, particularly how emotions evolve in the context of clinical reasoning, which aims to reduce the incidence of medical errors. Chapter Three draws from socio-cognitive and cultural studies to analyze the relations between emotions and social representations of the past. Chapter Four introduces three studies on Japanese children’s understanding of guilt. Finally, Chapter Five presents an integrated view of current studies on how consumers’ purchases impact their emotions, particularly their happiness.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Emotion Regulation Psychotherapies: Revisiting Past and Present Research and Moving Toward Future Directions
(Behrooz Afshari, Ali Keyhani, Zohreh Balagabri, Behnoosh Aramfar, Nouroozali Vaseghi, Farkhondeh Vaseghi and Tannaz Sayekooyi – Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran, et al.)

Chapter 2. Interpreting the Interaction of Emotions and Clinical Reasoning Processes on Medical Students’ Diagnostic Performance
(Alejandra Ruiz-Segura and Susanne P. Lajoie – McGill University, Montreal, Canada)

Chapter 3. Emotions in Collective Identity: Group-Based Emotions, Empathy and Emotion Regulation toward the Past
(Cesar Lopez, Sara P. Vilas and Margarita G. Márquez – Department of Basic Psychology, Autonoma University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain, et al.)

Chapter 4. Development of Understanding of Guilt from Early to Middle Childhood in Japanese Children
(M. Hasegawa – Graduate School of Education, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan)

Chapter 5. What we Buy and How We Feel: The Impacts of Consumers’ Purchases on Their Happiness
(Farbod Fakhreddin – Department of Marketing Management, Faculty of Human Sciences, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran)


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