Affective Neuroscience

Affective Neuroscience
Author: Jaak Panksepp
Publsiher: OUP USA
Total Pages: 481
Release: 2004-09-30
ISBN: 019517805X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Affective Neuroscience Book Excerpt:

This comprehensive and exceptionally readable text summarizes up-to-date information about the fundamental brain sources of emotional tendencies in humans and other animals.

The Emotional Foundations of Human Personality

The Emotional Foundations of Human Personality
Author: Ken L. Davis,Jaak Panksepp
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2018-03-27
ISBN: 0393710572
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Emotional Foundations of Human Personality Book Excerpt:

A CHOICE Magazine Outstanding Academic Title of 2018. A novel approach to understanding personality, based on evidence that we share more than we realize with other mammals. This book presents the wealth of scientific evidence that our personality emerges from evolved primary emotions shared by all mammals. Yes, your dog feels love—and many other things too. These subcortically generated emotions bias our actions, alter our perceptions, guide our learning, provide the basis for our thoughts and memories, and become regulated over the course of our lives. Understanding personality development from the perspective of mammals is a groundbreaking approach, and one that sheds new light on the ways in which we as humans respond to life events, both good and bad. Jaak Panksepp, famous for discovering laughter in rats and for creating the field of affective neuroscience, died in April 2017. This book forms part of his lasting legacy and impact on a wide range of scientific and humanistic disciplines. It will be essential reading for anyone trying to understand how we act in the world, and the world’s impact on us.

Mindfulness for Everyday Living

Mindfulness for Everyday Living
Author: Patrick R. Steffen
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2020-10-24
ISBN: 3030516180
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mindfulness for Everyday Living Book Excerpt:

This book presents practical approaches for integrating mindfulness principles into daily life. It examines how to incorporate mindfulness principles into interventions across various fields and with different client populations. In addition, the volume describes how to teach clients to integrate mindfulness techniques into daily living – from general stress reduction and compassionate positive living to working with children with medical conditions or autism to mindful parenting and healthy marriages. The book explains key concepts clearly and succinctly and details practical daily approaches and use. Each chapter presents cutting-edge research that is integrated into effective, proven interventions that represent the gold standard of care and are simple and powerful to use, and concludes with recommendations on how each individual can create his or her own personalized mindfulness approach that matches his or her needs and situation. This book is a must have resource for clinicians, therapists, and health professionals as well as researchers, professors, and graduate students in clinical psychology, psychotherapy/counseling, psychiatry, social work, and developmental psychology.

Integrating the New Science of Love and a Spirituality of Peace

Integrating the New Science of Love and a Spirituality of Peace
Author: Christian E. Early,Annmarie L. Early
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2013-11-01
ISBN: 1630870080
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrating the New Science of Love and a Spirituality of Peace Book Excerpt:

In Integrating the New Science of Love and a Spirituality of Peace, the contributors explore the intersection between the science of attachment theory and the vision of Anabaptism. What emerges is a deeper sense of what it means to be human and a hope for a different tomorow, inspired by the kingdom of God as preached by Jesus of Nazareth.

Affective Intelligence and Political Judgment

Affective Intelligence and Political Judgment
Author: George E. Marcus,W. Russell Neuman,Michael MacKuen
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2000-10
ISBN: 9780226504681
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Affective Intelligence and Political Judgment Book Excerpt:

This work draws on research in neuroscience, physiology, and experimental psychology to conceptualize habit and reason as two mental states that interact in a delicate, highly functional balance controlled by emotion. It sheds light on a range of political behaviour, including party identification.

Emotion in the Digital Age

Emotion in the Digital Age
Author: Darren Ellis,Ian Tucker
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2020-10-09
ISBN: 1351609718
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emotion in the Digital Age Book Excerpt:

Emotion in a Digital Age examines how emotion is understood, researched and experienced in relation to practices of digitisation and datafication said to constitute a digital age. The overarching concern of the book is with how emotion operates in, through, and with digital technologies. The digital landscape is vast, and as such, the authors focus on four key areas of digital practice: artificial intelligence, social media, mental health, and surveillance. Interrogating each area shows how emotion is commodified, symbolised, shared and experienced, and as such operates in multiple dimensions. This includes tracing the emotional impact of early mass media (e.g. cinema) through to efforts to programme AI agents with skills in emotional communication (e.g. mental health chatbots). This timely study offers theoretical, empirical and practical insight regarding the ways that digitisation is changing knowledge and experience of emotion and affective life. Crucially, this involves both the multiple versions of digital technologies designed to engage with emotion (e.g. emotional-AI) through to the broader emotional impact of living in digitally saturated environments. The authors argue that this constitutes a psycho-social way of being in which digital technologies and emotion operate as key dimensions of the ways we simultaneously relate to ourselves as individual subjects, and to others as part of collectives. As such, Emotion in a Digital Age will prove important reading for students and researchers in emotion studies, psychology, science and technology studies, sociology, and related fields.

Human Emotions and the Origins of Bioethics

Human Emotions and the Origins of Bioethics
Author: Susi Ferrarello
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2020-12-06
ISBN: 1000287882
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Emotions and the Origins of Bioethics Book Excerpt:

This book provides a unique phenomenological dialogue between psychology and philosophy on the origin of bioethics that shows the importance of bringing emotions into bioethical discourse. Divided into two parts, the book begins by defining bioethics and explaining the importance of emotions in making us human, allowing us to consider life holistically. Ferrarello argues that emotions and bioethics are better served when they are combined, and that dismissing emotions as nothing more than a nuisance to our rationality has created a society that does not fit our human nature. Chapters explore how ethics relate to intimate life and how ethical agents determine themselves within their surrounding world, uniquely and interrogatively using ‘bioethics’ to consider not only medical dilemmas but also issues concerning environmental and individual well-being. By addressing personal, interpersonal, and societal problems as dynamically interconnected in bioethical problems she helps us to renew our sense of responsibility toward a good quality of life. This interdisciplinary book is invaluable reading for students of health science, psychology, and philosophy, as well as for those interested in the link between emotions and bioethical discourse from both a psychological and philosophical perspective.

Braintrust

Braintrust
Author: Patricia S. Churchland
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-05-22
ISBN: 1400889383
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Braintrust Book Excerpt:

A provocative new account of how morality evolved What is morality? Where does it come from? And why do most of us heed its call most of the time? In Braintrust, neurophilosophy pioneer Patricia Churchland argues that morality originates in the biology of the brain. She describes the "neurobiological platform of bonding" that, modified by evolutionary pressures and cultural values, has led to human styles of moral behavior. The result is a provocative genealogy of morals that asks us to reevaluate the priority given to religion, absolute rules, and pure reason in accounting for the basis of morality. Moral values, Churchland argues, are rooted in a behavior common to all mammals—the caring for offspring. The evolved structure, processes, and chemistry of the brain incline humans to strive not only for self-preservation but for the well-being of allied selves—first offspring, then mates, kin, and so on, in wider and wider "caring" circles. Separation and exclusion cause pain, and the company of loved ones causes pleasure; responding to feelings of social pain and pleasure, brains adjust their circuitry to local customs. In this way, caring is apportioned, conscience molded, and moral intuitions instilled. A key part of the story is oxytocin, an ancient body-and-brain molecule that, by decreasing the stress response, allows humans to develop the trust in one another necessary for the development of close-knit ties, social institutions, and morality. A major new account of what really makes us moral, Braintrust challenges us to reconsider the origins of some of our most cherished values.

The Moral Responsibility Delusion

The Moral Responsibility Delusion
Author: Bruce N. Waller
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 195
Release: 2022-10-28
ISBN: 1527590178
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Moral Responsibility Delusion Book Excerpt:

Belief in moral responsibility enjoys widespread support, both among philosophers and in popular culture. Moral responsibility for our characters and our acts is often regarded as beyond doubt or question, and, although the belief seems to be a cultural universal, it is particularly powerful in the USA and the UK. This book explores the deep psychological factors at the source of the profound commitment to belief in moral responsibility. Philosophers have developed legions of arguments in support of moral responsibility, but even philosophical champions of those arguments acknowledge that they are not conclusive and certainly not strong enough to account for the powerful belief in moral responsibility; and because those philosophical arguments are not widely known, they cannot be the source of the popular belief in moral responsibility. Belief in moral responsibility is rooted in forces that run much deeper than justifications favored by both philosophers and the layperson. This book is a quest to uncover those deeper sources, showing that the roots of the common belief in moral responsibility run deep, and they include powerful factors that rarely rise to consciousness.

The Self Illusion

The Self Illusion
Author: Bruce Hood
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2012-06-15
ISBN: 0199969892
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Self Illusion Book Excerpt:

Most of us believe that we are unique and coherent individuals, but are we? The idea of a "self" has existed ever since humans began to live in groups and become sociable. Those who embrace the self as an individual in the West, or a member of the group in the East, feel fulfilled and purposeful. This experience seems incredibly real but a wealth of recent scientific evidence reveals that this notion of the independent, coherent self is an illusion - it is not what it seems. Reality as we perceive it is not something that objectively exists, but something that our brains construct from moment to moment, interpreting, summarizing, and substituting information along the way. Like a science fiction movie, we are living in a matrix that is our mind. In The Self Illusion, Dr. Bruce Hood reveals how the self emerges during childhood and how the architecture of the developing brain enables us to become social animals dependent on each other. He explains that self is the product of our relationships and interactions with others, and it exists only in our brains. The author argues, however, that though the self is an illusion, it is one that humans cannot live without. But things are changing as our technology develops and shapes society. The social bonds and relationships that used to take time and effort to form are now undergoing a revolution as we start to put our self online. Social networking activities such as blogging, Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter threaten to change the way we behave. Social networking is fast becoming socialization on steroids. The speed and ease at which we can form alliances and relationships is outstripping the same selection processes that shaped our self prior to the internet era. This book ventures into unchartered territory to explain how the idea of the self will never be the same again in the online social world.

Handbook of Affective Sciences

Handbook of Affective Sciences
Author: Richard J Davidson,Klaus R Sherer,H. Hill Goldsmith
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 1218
Release: 2009-05-21
ISBN: 0195377001
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Affective Sciences Book Excerpt:

One hundred stereotype maps glazed with the most exquisite human prejudice, especially collected for you by Yanko Tsvetkov, author of the viral Mapping Stereotypes project. Satire and cartography rarely come in a single package but in the Atlas of Prejudice they successfully blend in a work of art that is both funny and thought-provoking. The book is based on Mapping Stereotypes, Yanko Tsvetkov's critically acclaimed project that became a viral Internet sensation in 2009. A reliable weapon against bigots of all kinds, it serves as an inexhaustible source of much needed argumentation and-occasionally-as a nice slab of paper that can be used to smack them across the face whenever reasoning becomes utterly impossible. The Complete Collection version of the Atlas contains all maps from the previously published two volumes and adds twenty five new ones, wrapping the best-selling series in a single extended edition.

New Perspectives on Affect and Learning Technologies

New Perspectives on Affect and Learning Technologies
Author: Rafael A. Calvo,Sidney K. D'Mello
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2011-07-15
ISBN: 1441996257
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Perspectives on Affect and Learning Technologies Book Excerpt:

This monograph integrates theoretical perspectives on affect and learning with recent research in affective computing with an emphasis on building new learning technologies. The "new perspectives" come from the intersection of several research themes: -Basic research on emotion, cognition, and motivation applied to learning environments -Pedagogical and motivational strategies that are sensitive to affective and cognitive processes -Multimodal Human Computer Interfaces, with a focus on affect recognition and synthesis -Recent advances in affect-sensitive Intelligent Tutoring Systems -Novel methodologies to investigate affect and learning -Neuroscience research on emotions and learning

The Neurobiology Psychotherapy Pharmacology Intervention Triangle

The Neurobiology Psychotherapy Pharmacology Intervention Triangle
Author: João G. Pereira,Jorge de Almeida Gonçalves,Valeria Bizzari
Publsiher: Vernon Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-07-30
ISBN: 1622735773
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Neurobiology Psychotherapy Pharmacology Intervention Triangle Book Excerpt:

This book intends to open the debate between three main aspects of clinical practice: psychotherapy (including psychological and philosophical influences), neurobiology and pharmacology. These three main themes are clinically applied in what we call the “Intervention Triangle”. The book will first focus on epistemologically distinct frameworks and gradually attempt to consider the integration of these three fundamental vertexes of practice. These vertexes are substantially unbalanced in the mental health field, and thus, this book tries to make sense of this phenomenon. Unique in its interdisciplinary and comprehensive view of mental health problems and approaches, this book offers a new perspective on unidisciplinary integration that previous publications have not considered. As an innovative contribution to its field, this volume will be particularly relevant to practitioners working towards integrative frameworks. It will also be of interest to students, clinicians and researchers, in particular, those working in psychology, medicine, psychiatry, philosophy, social work, and pharmacy.

In an Unspoken Voice

In an Unspoken Voice
Author: Peter A. Levine, Ph.D.
Publsiher: North Atlantic Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2012-10-30
ISBN: 1583946527
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In an Unspoken Voice Book Excerpt:

**Unraveling Trauma in the Body, Brain and Mind—a Revolution in Treatment** In this culmination of his life’s work, Peter A. Levine draws on his broad experience as a clinician, a student of comparative brain research, a stress scientist and a keen observer of the naturalistic animal world to explain the nature and transformation of trauma in the body, brain and psyche. In an Unspoken Voice is based on the idea that trauma is neither a disease nor a disorder, but rather an injury caused by fright, helplessness and loss that can be healed by engaging our innate capacity to self-regulate high states of arousal and intense emotions. Enriched with a coherent theoretical framework and compelling case examples, the book elegantly blends the latest findings in biology, neuroscience and body-oriented psychotherapy to show that when we bring together animal instinct and reason, we can become more whole human beings.

Animal Emotions

Animal Emotions
Author: Kenneth L Davis,Christian Montag
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2020-06-16
ISBN: 9781950192908
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Animal Emotions Book Excerpt:

Animal Emotions: How They Drive Human Behavior gives a concise overview of ancient mammalian emotions deeply rooted in the human brain. Jaak Panksepp, a world-renowned neuroscientist, dedicated his life career to the study of mammalian emotions and he carved out seven distinct emotional systems he called seeking, lust, care, and play (positive emotions), and fear, anger, and sadness (negative emotions), all exerting a tremendous influence on human behavior.Christian Montag, a neuroscientist and psychologist, and a long-time collaborator of Jaak Panksepp, revisits together with Kenneth L. Davis, one of Jaak's PhD students, Panksepp's theories and provides the reader with new insights into the nature of emotions and their role as survival tools, both for animals and for humans. They also raise new questions about the background of the research field Jaak Panksepp coined "Affective Neuroscience." How are personality and psychopathology linked to animal emotions? Do animals feel the same way as we do? What are our emotional needs in a digital society, and what is key to a happy life?

Soul Made Flesh

Soul Made Flesh
Author: Carl Zimmer
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2014-08-26
ISBN: 147679975X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soul Made Flesh Book Excerpt:

In this unprecedented history of a scientific revolution, award-winning author and journalist Carl Zimmer tells the definitive story of the dawn of the age of the brain and modern consciousness. Told here for the first time, the dramatic tale of how the secrets of the brain were discovered in seventeenth-century England unfolds against a turbulent backdrop of civil war, the Great Fire of London, and plague. At the beginning of that chaotic century, no one knew how the brain worked or even what it looked like intact. But by the century's close, even the most common conceptions and dominant philosophies had been completely overturned, supplanted by a radical new vision of man, God, and the universe. Presiding over the rise of this new scientific paradigm was the founder of modern neurology, Thomas Willis, a fascinating, sympathetic, even heroic figure at the center of an extraordinary group of scientists and philosophers known as the Oxford circle. Chronicled here in vivid detail are their groundbreaking revelations and the often gory experiments that first enshrined the brain as the physical seat of intelligence -- and the seat of the human soul. Soul Made Flesh conveys a contagious appreciation for the brain, its structure, and its many marvelous functions, and the implications for human identity, mind, and morality.

The Role of Bioethics in Emotional Problems

The Role of Bioethics in Emotional Problems
Author: Susi Ferrarello
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 153
Release: 2021-04-06
ISBN: 100037162X
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Role of Bioethics in Emotional Problems Book Excerpt:

Following up from the previous book, Human Emotions and the Origins of Bioethics, this volume focuses on four psychological problems, anxiety, narcissism, restlessness, and emotional numbness, and explores how these problems influence bioethical issues and what bioethics can do to fix them. The Role of Bioethics in Emotional Problems presents a phenomenological exploration of emotional intention and describes how one’s choices can determine a better relationship to themselves and their community. Not only does this book provide the reader with an exhaustive account of the philosophical and psychological meaning of practical intentionality within Husserl’s phenomenology, but it also applies Husserl’s ethics to contemporary studies of human emotions and bioethical problems. Offering a non-reductionist model for an interdisciplinary inquiry into an emotional experience, it integrates clinical practice and articulates foundational knowledge of human emotional life at a professional level. Aimed at students of philosophy, psychology, psychotherapy, and bioethics, this book is a unique phenomenological dialogue between these disciplines on emotional well-being.

The Aesthetics of Discipleship

The Aesthetics of Discipleship
Author: Adrian Coates
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-09-30
ISBN: 1725272393
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Aesthetics of Discipleship Book Excerpt:

Discipleship is embodied. Formation in the Christian life is not an otherworldly exercise but one that plays out in this world, interwoven with everyday sensory experience in ordinary life. The Aesthetics of Discipleship explores this dynamic through Kierkegaard’s framing of “aesthetic existence”—the sensory experience of being “in the moment”—further developed by Bonhoeffer, as operating within a realm of freedom, encompassing not only art but play, friendship, and cultural formation. In addition to Kierkegaard and Bonhoeffer, the work of Iain McGilchrist, Graham Ward, and Nicholas Wolterstorff is employed to offer a fresh perspective on discipleship, “from below”: Everyday sensory experiences are integral not only to being human but to the practice of discipleship, such that discipleship integrates aesthetic, ethical, and religious existence. Aesthetic existence unhinged from a life of faith or fueled by distorted Christendom creates and sustains aestheticized pseudorealities centered on the self. Mature aesthetic existence, however, anchored in love for God, plays a fundamental role in the Christian life, both as the incarnational celebration of being fully human, and also through the preconscious formation of imaginaries by which we live.

Political Humor in a Changing Media Landscape

Political Humor in a Changing Media Landscape
Author: Jody C Baumgartner,Amy B. Becker
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-10-15
ISBN: 1498565093
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Political Humor in a Changing Media Landscape Book Excerpt:

This book is devoted to anticipating and addressing where the field of political humor and its effects will move in the next generation of scholarship, exploring the continued evolution of the study of political humor as well as the normative implications of these developments.

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Forensic Neuroscience

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Forensic Neuroscience
Author: Anthony R. Beech,Adam J. Carter,Ruth E. Mann,Pia Rotshtein
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1032
Release: 2018-01-04
ISBN: 1118650905
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Forensic Neuroscience Book Excerpt:

Explores how the explosion of neuroscience-based evidence in recent years has led to a fundamental change in how forensic psychology can inform working with criminal populations. This book communicates knowledge and research findings in the neurobiological field to those who work with offenders and those who design policy for offender rehabilitation and criminal justice systems, so that practice and policy can be neurobiologically informed, and research can be enhanced. Starting with an introduction to the subject of neuroscience and forensic settings, The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Forensic Neuroscience then offers in-depth and enlightening coverage of the neurobiology of sex and sexual attraction, aggressive behavior, and emotion regulation; the neurobiological bases to risk factors for offending such as genetics, developmental, alcohol and drugs, and mental disorders; and the neurobiology of offending, including psychopathy, antisocial personality disorders, and violent and sexual offending. The book also covers rehabilitation techniques such as brain scanning, brain-based therapy for adolescents, and compassion-focused therapy. The book itself: Covers a wide array of neuroscience research Chapters by renowned neuroscientists and criminal justice experts Topics covered include the neurobiology of aggressive behavior, the neuroscience of deception, genetic contributions to psychopathy, and neuroimaging-guided treatment Offers conclusions for practitioners and future directions for the field. The Handbook of Forensic Neuroscience is a welcome book for all researchers, practitioners, and postgraduate students involved with forensic psychology, neuroscience, law, and criminology.