Since the turn of the twenty-first century, the psychology of emotion has grown to become its own field of study. Because the study of emotion draws inspiration from areas of science outside of psychology, including neuroscience, psychiatry, biology, genetics, computer science, zoology, and behavioral economics, the field is now often called emotion science or affective science. A subfield of affective science is affective neuroscience, the study of the emotional brain.

This revised second edition of Psychology of Emotion reviews both theory and methods in emotion science, discussing findings about the brain; the function, expression, and regulation of emotion; similarities and differences due to gender and culture; the relationship between emotion and cognition; and emotion processes in groups.

Comprehensive in its scope yet eminently readable, Psychology of Emotion serves as an ideal introduction for undergraduate students to the scientific study of emotion. It features effective learning devices such as bolded key terms, developmental details boxes, learning links, tables, graphs, and illustrations. In addition, a robust companion website offers instructor resources.

chapter 1|25 pages

Theories of Emotion

chapter 2|23 pages

Methods for the Science of Emotion

chapter 3|23 pages

The Emotional Brain

chapter 4|26 pages

Functions of Emotion

chapter 5|26 pages

Expression of Emotion

chapter 6|25 pages

Self-Conscious Emotions

chapter 7|23 pages


chapter 8|26 pages

Emotion and Cognition

chapter 9|24 pages

Emotion Regulation

chapter 10|25 pages

Emotion and Group Processes

chapter 11|25 pages

Gender and Emotion