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Exploring Affect : The Selected Writings of Silvan S Tomkins - Silvan S. Tomkins

Exploring Affect

The Selected Writings of Silvan S Tomkins

By: Silvan S. Tomkins, E.Virginia Demos (Editor), Brewster Smith (Foreword by), Keith Oatley (Editor), Antony S. R. Manstead (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 26th May 2004
ISBN: 9780521443715
Number Of Pages: 540

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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 in the field. It is a rich compilation of insightful and relevant ideas appropriate for researchers and graduate students in personality and social psychology.

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"...an edited volume of Tomkins's selected writings is of such great value. Though the task was no doubt arduous, E. Virginia Demos has selected and edited a perspicuous account of Tomkins's nearly 50 years of scholarship." Ed de St. Aubin, Contemporary Psychology

Introduction
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
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ISBN: 9780521443715
ISBN-10: 0521443717
Series: Studies in Emotion and Social Interaction
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 540
Published: 26th May 2004
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.72 x 16.05  x 3.84
Weight (kg): 0.91

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