Biology and Emotion

Biology and Emotion

by Neil McNaughton

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Overview

An independent approach to the analysis of emotion asserts that biological and evolutionary considerations are useful in understanding its basic components and applies the concept to a wide variety of emotional phenomena.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521265270
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/13/1989
Series: Problems in the Behavioral Sciences Series
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Emotion since Darwin; 2. Releasers and state-dependent reflexes; 3. Purpose and emotion; 4. Expression: a window on the emotions?; 5. Are physiological changes epiphenomena of emotions?; 6. Somatic influences on the emotion?; 7. Optimal foraging and the partial reinforcement effect: a model for the teleonomy of feelings; 8. Do emotions mature or differentiate?; 9. Cognition, learning and emotion; 10. Interaction of the components of emotion; 11. Of mice and men; 12. Biology and emotion: some conclusions; Glossary; Notes; References; Index.

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