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Publisher's Summary

Recognized as the definitive reference, this handbook brings together leading experts from multiple psychological subdisciplines to examine one of today's most dynamic areas of research. Coverage encompasses the biological and neuroscientific underpinnings of emotions, as well as developmental, social and personality, cognitive, and clinical perspectives. The volume probes how people understand, experience, express, and perceive affective phenomena and explores connections to behavior and health across the lifespan. Concluding chapters present cutting-edge work on a range of specific emotions.

New to This Edition

*Chapters on the mechanisms, processes, and influences that contribute to emotions (such as genetics, the brain, neuroendocrine processes, language, the senses of taste and smell).

*Chapters on emotion in adolescence and older age, and in neurodegenerative dementias.

*Chapters on facial expressions and emotional body language.

*Chapters on stress, health, gratitude, love, and empathy.

*Many new authors and topics; extensively revised with the latest theoretical and methodological innovations.

A Choice Outstanding Academic Title 

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Critic Reviews

"Offering the most comprehensive coverage imaginable, this handbook continues to occupy a unique position in the emotion field. Experts will find it invaluable for keeping current, and novices will find it an appealing and accessible introduction." (Susan T. Fiske, PhD, Eugene Higgins professor of psychology and professor of public affairs, Princeton University)

“The fourth edition of Handbook of Emotions once again assembles a brilliant set of chapters from the world’s foremost experts on every aspect of emotion. It is easy to see why this accessible and authoritative compendium has become, and still remains, the bible of the field. An essential resource for researchers and students alike.” (Daniel Gilbert, PhD, Edgar Pierce professor of psychology, Harvard University) 

"[An] excellent (and nearly exhaustive) reference...for emotion scholars in the social sciences and humanities.” (Evolutionary Studies in Imaginative Culture, published on: 2019-04-24) 

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