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Drs. James W. Kalat and Michelle N. Shiota wrote EMOTION, International Edition in response to a growing need for a broad-based text on the topic. Now in its Second Edition, this text includes the most recent research to reflect new thinking about the area of emotion, and surveys both theoretical and practical topics ranging from neuroscience to development and culture. It also includes a strong emphasis on research methods and measurement. Blending unprecedented scholarship with a friendly and accessible writing style, this text resonates with students by making the study of emotion both interesting and relevant.Features This text provides in-depth coverage of neuroscience as it relates to the study of emotion, clearly showing the connection between the brain and the emotional state of an individual. The authors encourage students to consider and discuss culture and its effect on emotion, helping them to understand the subject matter by linking it to their surroundings. Each chapter concludes with suggestions for class-discussion topics and small-scale research projects. Throughout the text, the authors remind students about the tentative nature of most conclusions in this field, the need for critical evaluation of evidence, and the need for new research. The text contains extensive references, reflecting the large body of research available on the topic of emotion and offering many opportunities for further exploration.
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