`There is much that is fascinating here. Long-established experiments and conclusions are rubbished and reinterpreted, long-established assumptions and beliefs about emotions are soundly trounced, and generally a good going-over is delivered to the whole field... it is such a blockbuster that one can only reel backwards and tell anyone studying the subject that they would be crazy not to get it' - Self & Society This fascinating book overviews the psychology of the emotions in its broadest sense, tracing historical, social, cultural and biological themes and analyses. The contributors - some of the leading figures in the field - produce a new theoretical synthesis by drawing together these strands.

An Analysis of Psychophysiological Symbolism and its Influence on Theories of Emotion

An analysis of psychophysiological symbolism and its influence on theories of emotion
James R.Averill

Now the works of the flesh are plain: fornication, impurity, licentiousness, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, anger, dissension, party spirit, envy, drunkenness, carousing, and the like; I warn you, as I warned you before, those who do such things shall not inherit the Kingdom of God.

St Paul, Epistle to the Galatians 5: 19–21.

Of points where physiology and psychology touch, the place of one lies at ‘emotion’.

Sir Charles Sherrington, The Integrative Action of the Nervous System.

The present article deals with the origins and ramifications of an idea, namely, the notion that emotions are closely linked to physiological change. This idea currently finds expression ...

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