A General Theory of Emotions and Social Life (Routledge by Warren D. TenHouten

By Warren D. TenHouten

Founded upon the psychoevolutionary theories of Darwin, Plutchik and Izard, a basic socioevolutionary conception of the feelings - affect-spectrum concept - classifies a large spectrum of the sentiments and analyzes them at the sociological, mental and neurobiological levels.

This neurocognitive sociology of the feelings supersedes the most important theoretical views built within the sociology of feelings through exhibiting fundamental feelings to be adaptive reactions to primary difficulties of existence that have advanced into trouble-free social relationships and that could are expecting occurrences of the complete spectrum of basic, advanced secondary, and tertiary emotions.

Written via prime social theorist Warren D. TenHouten, this booklet offers an encyclopaedic category of the sentiments, describing forty-six feelings intimately, and featuring a common multilevel thought of feelings and social lifestyles. The scope of assurance of this key paintings is extremely topical and accomplished, and comprises the improvement of feelings in adolescence, symbolic elaboration of complicated feelings, feelings administration, violence, and cultural and gender ameliorations. whereas fundamental feelings have sincerely outlined valences, this concept exhibits that advanced feelings obey no algebraic legislation and that each one feelings have either inventive and damaging potentialities.


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