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Emotion and Adaptation

ISBN-10: 019509266X

ISBN-13: 9780195092660

Edition: 1994 (Reprint)

Authors: Richard S. Lazarus

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In this landmark work, Lazarus offers a comprehensive treatment of thepsychology of emotion, its role in adaptation, and the issues that must beaddressed to understand it. The work provides a complete theory of emotionalprocesses, explaining how different emotions are elicited and expressed, and howthe emotional range of individuals develops over their lifetime. The author'sapproach puts emotion in a central role as a complex, patterned, organicreaction to both daily events and long-term efforts on the part of theindividual to survive, flourish, and achieve. In his view, emotions cannot bedivorced from other functions--whether biological, social, or cognitive--andexpress the intimate, personal meaning of what individuals experience. Ascoping and adapting processes, they are seen as part of the ongoing effort tomonitor changes, stimuli, and stresses arising from the environment. Afterdefining emotion and discussing issues of classification and measurement,Lazarus turns to the topics of motivation, cognition, and causality as keyconcepts in this theory. Next he looks at individual emotions, both negativeand positive, and examines their development in terms of social influences andindividual events. Finally, he considers the long-term consequences of emotionon physical health and well-being, and the treatment and prevention of emotionaldysfunction. The book draws together the relevant research from a wide varietyof sources, and distills the author's pioneering work in the field over the lastforty years. As a comprehensive treatment of the emotions, the book willinterest students, clinicians, and researchers involved in personality, socialand clinical psychology, as well as cognitive and developmental psychology. Itmay also be used as a supplemental textbook in courses on the psychology ofadjustment, emotion, and feeling.
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Book details

List price: $47.95
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/9/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 570
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.958
Language: English

Background
About emotion
Issues of research, classification and measurements
The Cognitive-Motivational-Relational Theory
The person-environment relationship: motivation and coping
Cognition and emotion
Issues of causality
Individual Emotions
Goal incongruent (negative) emotions
Goal congruent (positive) and problematic emotions
Emotional Development
Individual development
Social influence
Practical Applications
Emotions and health
Implications for research, assessment, treatment and disease prevention
References
Index