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Emotion and Adaptation

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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,…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/9/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.694

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