Human feelings : explorations in affect development and meaning / edited by Steven L. Ablon [and others].

Hillsdale, NJ : Analytic Press, 1993.
xxi, 431 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


Summary note
  • "Human Feelings: Explorations in Affect Development and Meaning provides a comprehensive overview of the role of emotions in human life. Growing out of the research and writing of members of the Harvard Affect Study Group, the volume brings to bear different disciplinary outlooks and different modes of inquiry on various aspects of human affective experience. The book opens with a section of "Theoretical Considerations" that includes an overview of affective development across the life cycle, an examination of affect and character, and an empirical analysis of gender differences in the expression of emotion. A series of clinical reports involving patients in different age groups comprises the next section, "Affect and the Life Cycle." Subsequent sections on "Trauma, Addiction, and Psychosomatics" and "Transformations of Affect" traverse the realms of neurobiology, addictive suffering, stress disorders, epistemology, creativity, and social organization. A final section, "New Directions," further extends the frontiers of inquiry into nonordinary states of consciousness and the vicissitudes of well-being.".
  • "An integrative collection of multidisciplinary sweep and scholarly integrity, Human Feelings is a readable source book that brings together rigorous theoretical and developmental studies, experientially vivid self-reporting, and a wealth of illustrative clinical material. An invaluable addition to the libraries of mental health professionals and developmental researchers, this volume will be illuminating for philosophers, social and political scientists, and lay readers as well."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Introduction / Steven L. Ablon
  • 1. Affective Development, Psychopathology, and Adaptation / Daniel Brown
  • 2. Affect and Character / Allen J. Palmer
  • 3. On Understanding Gender Differences in the Expression of Emotion / Leslie B. Brody
  • 4. The Therapeutic Action of Play and Affect in Child Analysis / Steven L. Ablon
  • 5. Affective Interactions in Families with Young Children / Alexandra Murray Harrison
  • 6. Problems with Affect Tolerance in the Analysis of an Adolescent Girl / Stephanie Smith
  • 7. Empathy, Virtuality, and the Birth of Complex Emotional States: Do We Find or Do We Create Feelings in the Other? / Alfred Margulies
  • 8. Affect in the Elderly: Do Older People Feel Differently? / Alexander C. Morgan
  • 9. Biological Considerations About Emotions, Trauma, Memory, and the Brain / Bessel A. van der Kolk
  • 10. I Feel a Little Sad: The Application of Object Relations Theory to the Hypnotherapy of Posttraumatic Stress Disorders in Vietnam Veterans / Sarah Haley
  • 11. Affects and Addictive Suffering: A Clinical Perspective / Edward J. Khantzian
  • 12. Stress and Emotion: Implications for Illness Development and Wellness / Daniel Brown
  • 13. Theory and Its Relation to Early Affective Experience / Daniel Jacobs
  • 14. Duke Ellington: The Creative Process and the Ability to Experience and Tolerate Affect / Jerome I. Sashin
  • 15. The Passions of Nationalism and Beyond: Identity and Power in International Relations / John E. Mack
  • 16. Nonordinary States of Consciousness and the Accessing of Feelings / John E. Mack
  • 17. The Path of Meditation: Affective Development and Psychological Well-Being / Daniel Brown.
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  • 9780881631449
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