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Exploring Affect The Selected Writings of Silvan S. Tomkins

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ISBN-10: 0521448328

ISBN-13: 9780521448321

Edition: 1995

Authors: E. Virginia Demos, Brewster Smith, Silvan S. Tomkins, Antony Manstead, Keith Oatley

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Silvan Tomkins was one of the most influential theorists on emotion and emotional expression. Over a period of forty years--until his death in 1991--he developed a set of original, important ideas about the nature of affect and its relationship to cognition and personality. Tomkins dealt with fundamental questions in a fresh and provocative way, establishing affect as a separate, biological system, and providing compelling data on discrete affect expressions. Virginia Demos has undertaken the enormous task of compiling Professor Tomkins' papers and writing connective material for this volume, which brings together his works of four decades and makes them available at a more receptive time…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/27/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 540
Size: 6.02" wide x 8.90" long x 1.02" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Affect theory
Affect and ideology
The face of affect
Script theory: the differential magnification of affect
Human being theory: a foundation for the study of personality
A complete annotated bibliography of Silvan S. Tomkins' writings with a brief biography