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The Hidden Genius of Emotion

The Hidden Genius of Emotion
Lifespan Transformations of Personality

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Part of Studies in Emotion and Social Interaction

  • Date Published: October 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521640947

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  • This book is about emotion and personality, focusing on how emotion powerfully influences moment-to-moment thoughts, behaviors, and interpersonal interactions. Though emotion is continually present, it is seldom in consciousness, and thus affects lives in a covert manner. This hidden influence is revealed through the example of the lives of three famous mid-century psychologists: Carl Rogers, Albert Ellis, and Fritz Perls. Carol Magai and Jeanette Haviland-Jones show how each person has his or her own unique "emotional organization," that exerts a distinct and unique bias on what we see, feel, and think.

    • Takes a lifecourse perspective on emotional development
    • Examines the lives of three eminent psychologists: Rogers, Ellis and Perls
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    "Ambitious, textured, and elegant... This book is a tour de force demonstration of how one can indeed carry out a study of the whole person in all his or her complexity. Highly recommended." Choice

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2002
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521640947
    • length: 548 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 35 mm
    • weight: 0.97kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction:
    1. Challenging the prevailing view
    2. Affect, human development, and dynamic systems
    Part II. Emotion as the Integrative Link in Social and Personality Development:
    3. Lives attracted to shame and longing: Rogers
    4. Lives repelled by fear and distress: Ellis
    5. Lives repelled and attracted by contempt and shame: Perls
    Part III. Emotion as the Link in Intellectual Work:
    6. Wisdom and passion
    7. Cognitive stages and joy, surprise: Rogers
    8. Cartesian logic and anger, fear: Ellis
    9. Dialectical logic and excitement, disgust and shame: Perls
    Part IV. Emotion as the Link in Therapeutic Behavior:
    10. Postures and climate in dyadic interaction
    Part V. Presenting a New View:
    11. Summarizing the emotional links
    12. Lives and change: emotional energy in linear, complex, and chaotic personality systems.

  • Authors

    Carol Magai, Long Island University, New York

    Jeannette Haviland-Jones, Rutgers University, New Jersey

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