The Emotional Brain

The Mysterious Underpinnings of Emotional Life

Author: Joseph Ledoux

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439126380

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 1160

What happens in our brains to make us feel fear, love, hate, anger, joy? Do we control our emotions, or do they control us? Do animals have emotions? How can traumatic experiences in early childhood influence adult behavior, even though we have no conscious memory of them? In The Emotional Brain, Joseph LeDoux investigates the origins of human emotions and explains that many exist as part of complex neural systems that evolved to enable us to survive. One of the principal researchers profiled in Daniel Goleman's Emotional Intelligence, LeDoux is a leading authority in the field of neural science. In this provocative book, he explores the brain mechanisms underlying our emotions -- mechanisms that are only now being revealed.

Synaptic Self

How Our Brains Become Who We Are

Author: Joseph LeDoux

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440650420

Category: Psychology

Page: 416

View: 4785

In 1996 Joseph LeDoux's The Emotional Brain presented a revelatory examination of the biological bases of our emotions and memories. Now, the world-renowned expert on the brain has produced with a groundbreaking work that tells a more profound story: how the little spaces between the neurons—the brain's synapses—are the channels through which we think, act, imagine, feel, and remember. Synapses encode the essence of personality, enabling each of us to function as a distinctive, integrated individual from moment to moment. Exploring the functioning of memory, the synaptic basis of mental illness and drug addiction, and the mechanism of self-awareness, Synaptic Self is a provocative and mind-expanding work that is destined to become a classic.


Wie wir Furcht und Angst begreifen und therapieren können, wenn wir das Gehirn verstehen

Author: Joseph LeDoux

Publisher: Ecowin

ISBN: 3711051561

Category: Psychology

Page: 632

View: 5832

Angst schränkt ein, hindert, lähmt. Doch sie kann auch beschützen, beflügeln und helfen. Wo liegt die Grenze zwischen der hellen und der dunklen Seite der Angst und wie kann man sie überwinden? Der renommierte Neurowissenschaftler und Bestsellerautor Joseph LeDoux nimmt die Angst vor der Angst, indem er einen ganz neuen Zugang zu einem Gefühl findet, das allgegenwärtig scheint. Er zeigt, wie Angst funktioniert, warum sie entsteht und wie wir sie zu unserem Vorteil nützen können.

Enzyklopädie der Psychologie / Themenbereich C: Theorie und Forschung / Kognition / Affektive und Kognitive Neurowissenschaft

Author: Erich Schröger,Stefan Koelsch

Publisher: Hogrefe Verlag

ISBN: 3840915147

Category: Psychology

Page: 502

View: 8709

Neben der Kognitiven Neurowissenschaft hat sich in den letzten Jahren auch eine Affektive Neurowissenschaft etabliert, die neurobiologische Korrelate emotionaler Prozesse untersucht. In diesem Band stellen führende Autorinnen und Autoren aktuelle Entwicklungen aus diesem Bereich der Hirnforschung vor. Die behandelten Themen umfassen zunächst Prozesse des Bewusstseins und der Aufmerksamkeit, der auditiven und visuellen Wahrnehmung und der Erinnerung. Weitere Beiträge thematisieren sprachliche Komponenten, wie den Erwerb künstlicher Grammatiken, Spracherwerb und affektive Prosodie. Empathie, Emotionen sowie Musikverarbeitung werden aus neurobiologischer Sicht erörtert. Schließlich werden die neurowissenschaftlichen Grundlagen komplexer Kognitionen und Herausforderungen der neurokognitiven Modellierung ­diskutiert. Die Beiträge zeigen auf, dass sich die klassische Dichotomie zwischen Affekt und Kognition zunehmend auflöst und regen so zur weiteren Entwicklung dieses Fachgebiets an.

Human Emotions

Author: Carroll E. Izard

Publisher: Taylor & Francis US

ISBN: 9780306309861

Category: Psychology

Page: 495

View: 9158

In recent years-especially the past decade, in sharp contrast to preceding decades-knowledge in the field of emotions has been steadily increasing. This knowledge comes from many different specialties: Emotion is a truly interdisciplinary subject. Workers in the fields of physiology, neurology, ethology, physiological psychology, personality and social psychology, clinical psychology and psychiatry, medicine, nursing, social work, and the clergy are all directly concerned with emotion. Professions such as law and architecture have an obvious concern with emotions as they affect human motives and needs. The various branches of art, especially the performing arts, certainly deal with the emotions, especially with the expression of emotions. Constantine Stanislavsky, the Russian theatrical genius, revolu tionized modem theater by developing a training method for actors and actresses that emphasized creating genuine emotion on the stage, the emotion appropriate to the character and the life situation being depicted. Indeed, one can hardly think of any human activity that is not related in some way to the field of emotion. Since the contributions to the subject of emotions come from so many different disciplines, it is difficult to find the important common themes that can yield an understanding of the field as a whole. This volume will attempt to make that task easier, but I recognize that no one can treat all of the diverse material expertly and in detail. My aim will be to represent all important types of contributions and perhaps point the way for further and more intensive study of special topics.

Living Like You Mean It

Use the Wisdom and Power of Your Emotions to Get the Life You Really Want

Author: Ronald J. Frederick

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470496718

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

View: 6527

In LIVING LIKE YOU MEAN IT, author Ronald J. Frederick, does a brilliant job of describing why people are so afraid of their emotions and how this fear creates a variety of problems in their lives. While the problems are different, the underlying issue is often the same. At the core of their distress is what Dr. Frederick refers to as feelings phobia. Whether it s the experience of love, joy, anger, sadness, or surprise, our inborn ability to be a fully feeling person has been hijacked by fear--and it s fear that s keeping us from a better life. The book begins with a questionnaire-style list that help readers take an honest look at themselves and recognize whether and how they are afraid of their feelings. It then moves on to explore the origins of fear of feeling and introduces a four-part program for overcoming the fear: (1) Become aware of and learn to recognize feelings--anger, sadness, joy, love, fear, guilt/shame, surprise, disgust. (2) Master techniques for taming the fear. (3) Let the feeling work its way all the way through to its resolution. (4) Open up and put those feelings into words and communicate them confidently. With wisdom, humor, and compassion, the book uses stories and examples to help readers see that overcoming feelings phobia is the key to a better life and more fulfilling relationships.

Unlocking the Emotional Brain

Eliminating Symptoms at Their Roots Using Memory Reconsolidation

Author: Bruce Ecker,Robin Ticic,Laurel Hulley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136640177

Category: Psychology

Page: 264

View: 5465

Psychotherapy that regularly yields liberating, lasting change was, in the last century, a futuristic vision, but it has now become reality, thanks to a convergence of remarkable advances in clinical knowledge and brain science. In Unlocking the Emotional Brain, authors Ecker, Ticic and Hulley equip readers to carry out focused, empathic therapy using the process found by researchers to induce memory reconsolidation, the recently discovered and only known process for actually unlocking emotional memory at the synaptic level. Emotional memory's tenacity is the familiar bane of therapists, and researchers have long believed that emotional memory forms indelible learning. Reconsolidation has overturned these views. It allows new learning to erase, not just suppress, the deep, unconscious, intensely problematic emotional learnings that form during childhood or in later tribulations and generate most of the symptoms that bring people to therapy. Readers will learn methods that precisely eliminate unwanted, ingrained emotional responses—whether moods, behaviors or thought patterns—causing no loss of ordinary narrative memory, while restoring clients' well-being. Numerous case examples show the versatile use of this process in AEDP, Coherence Therapy, EFT, EMDR and IPNB.

Schnelles Denken, langsames Denken

Author: Daniel Kahneman

Publisher: Siedler Verlag

ISBN: 3641093740

Category: Psychology

Page: 624

View: 4410

Intuition oder Vernunft? - Menschliches Verhalten und das Verständnis von Wirtschaft Wie treffen wir unsere Entscheidungen? Warum ist Zögern ein überlebensnotwendiger Reflex, und was passiert in unserem Gehirn, wenn wir andere Menschen oder Dinge beurteilen? Daniel Kahneman, Nobelpreisträger und einer der einflussreichsten Wissenschaftler unserer Zeit, zeigt anhand ebenso nachvollziehbarer wie verblüffender Beispiele, welchen mentalen Mustern wir folgen und wie wir uns gegen verhängnisvolle Fehlentscheidungen wappnen können.

Self and Emotional Life

Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, and Neuroscience

Author: Adrian Johnston,Catherine Malabou

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023153518X

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 6850

Adrian Johnston and Catherine Malabou defy theoretical humanities' deeply-entrenched resistance to engagements with the life sciences. Rather than treat biology and its branches as hopelessly reductive and politically suspect, they view recent advances in neurobiology and its adjacent scientific fields as providing crucial catalysts to a radical rethinking of subjectivity. Merging three distinct disciplines—European philosophy from Descartes to the present, Freudian-Lacanian psychoanalysis, and affective neuroscience—Johnston and Malabou triangulate the emotional life of affective subjects as conceptualized in philosophy and psychoanalysis with neuroscience. Their experiments yield different outcomes. Johnston finds psychoanalysis and neurobiology have the potential to enrich each other, though affective neuroscience demands a reconsideration of whether affects can be unconscious. Investigating this vexed issue has profound implications for theoretical and practical analysis, as well as philosophical understandings of the emotions. Malabou believes scientific explorations of the brain seriously problematize established notions of affective subjectivity in Continental philosophy and Freudian-Lacanian analysis. She confronts philosophy and psychoanalysis with something neither field has seriously considered: the concept of wonder and the cold, disturbing visage of those who have been affected by disease or injury, such that they are no longer affected emotionally. At stake in this exchange are some of philosophy's most important claims concerning the relationship between the subjective mind and the objective body, the structures and dynamics of the unconscious dimensions of mental life, the role emotion plays in making us human, and the functional differences between philosophy and science.

Das Netz der Gefühle

wie Emotionen entstehen

Author: Joseph E. LeDoux

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423362535

Category: Emotions

Page: 382

View: 8755


Neuropsychology for Coaches

Understanding the Basics

Author: Paul Brown

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 033524548X

Category: Medical

Page: 162

View: 1647

This book is designed to provide coaches and managers with brain knowledge that is useful to them and enable them to access its practical use with clients.

Genderkompetenz in Supervision und Coaching

Mit einem Beitrag zur Genderintegrität von Ilse Orth und Hilarion Petzold

Author: Surur Abdul-Hussain

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 353193046X

Category: Psychology

Page: 342

View: 6515

Brauchen Frauen und Männer in Supervision und Coaching Unterschiedliches? Werden Frauen und Männer in der supervisorischen Praxis „gleich“ behandelt? Was bedeutet Genderkompetenz im beraterischen Setting? Diesen und ähnlichen Fragen geht die Autorin nach und räumt mit Vorurteilen und Alltagstheorien gründlich auf. Das Buch leistet einen Beitrag zur differenzierten und theoriegeleiteten Auseinandersetzung mit dem Thema Gender. Mittels einer mehrperspektivischen Herangehensweise beleuchtet die Autorin das Thema Gender aus verschiedenen theoretischen Ansätzen, verknüpft sie mit Forschungsergebnissen, stellt mit Fallvignetten einen Praxisbezug her und vernetzt diese zu einem Integrativen Verständnis von Genderkompetenz in Supervision und Coaching. Für die Praxis wird diese Herangehensweise in einem Fragenset zur Reflexion von Prozessen auf der Genderebene verdeutlicht.
Business & Economics

Marken erleben im digitalen Zeitalter

Markenerleben messen, managen, maximieren

Author: Uwe Munzinger,Christiane Wenhart

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3834937320

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 202

View: 3150

Markenerlebnisse sind die neue Leitwährung in der Markenführung. Das Buch fasst den internationalen Wissensstand zum Thema Markenerlebnisse zusammen und entwickelt ein umsetzungsorientiertes Modell für das Management von Markenerlebnissen. Es vereint und nutzt die Erkenntnisse aus Verhaltenswissenschaft, Neurophysiologie, Marketing- und Kommunikationsforschung sowie Betriebswirtschaft zur gezielten Erhöhung der Wirksamkeit von Markenerlebnissen. Das Buch vermittelt die Anwendung dieses Wissens mit zahlreichen aktuellen Beispielen und Tipps aus und für die Praxis. So können Leser am Ende des Buches anhand einfacher Checklisten ihre Markenerlebnis-Strategien sowie einzelne Markenerlebnisse bezüglich der relevanten Erfolgskriterien überprüfen und auf einer speziellen Microsite unmittelbar benchmarken.

Lehrer und Schüler als Bildungspartner

Theoretische Ansätze zwischen Tradition und Moderne

Author: Angela Ittel,Diana Raufelder

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3647402001

Category: Psychology

Page: 159

View: 6175

Hauptakteure im schulischen Bildungsprozess sind Lehrer und Schüler. In den letzten Jahrhunderten ist immer wieder der Frage nachgegangen worden, wie die Beziehung zwischen Lehrenden und Lernenden sein sollte, wie sie gestaltet werden muss, damit es für alle Beteiligte zu einer angenehmen und interaktiven, aber vor allem auch produktiven Bildungsgemeinschaft kommt. Die beiden Erziehungswissenschaftlerinnen Ittel und Raufelder greifen grundsätzliche historische Dimensionen auf und diskutieren insbesondere aktuelle psychologische, pädagogische und neurobiologische Forschungsansätze zum Lehrer-Schüler-Verhältnis. Gerade in der gegenwärtig geführten politischen und wissenschaftlichen Debatte über Bildungsstandards und schulreformatorischen Entwicklungen bietet dieses Buch eine spannende und fundierte Diskussionsgrundlage.

Emotional Equations

Simple formulas to help your life work better

Author: Chip Conley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748127909

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 8379

What if an equation could help you understand and even master what you're experiencing right now? In this age of uncertainty, many people feel like they're clinging to a dinghy amidst a perfect storm. But successful entrepreneur Chip Conley has discovered that by using simple word equations, it's easy to build the grit, insight, stamina and joy that allow us to become our best, highest-functioning selves. Conley's equations are a simple yet profound way to help your emotions work for you. They are mantras that we can turn to for stability in times of uncertainly, reminding us to focus on the things we can change ('the variables') and leave the others ('the constants') alone. Equations include: Joy = Love - Fear Anxiety = Uncertainty x Powerlessness Given the complex times we live in, people are looking for ways to distill some basic truths in life. Emotional Equations is a new, visual lexicon for mastering the age of uncertainty.

The Face of Emotion

How Botox Affects Our Moods and Relationships

Author: Eric Finzi, MD

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1137333391

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

View: 790

William Shakespeare famously wrote that "a face is like a book," and common wisdom has it that our faces reveal our deep-seated emotions. But what if the reverse were also true? What if our facial expressions set our moods instead of revealing them? What if there were actual science to support the exhortation, "smile, be happy?" Dermatologic surgeon Eric Finzi has been studying that question for nearly two decades, and in this ground breaking book he marshals evidence suggesting that our facial expressions are not secondary to, but rather a central driving force of, our emotions. Based on clinical experience and original research, Dr. Finzi shows how changing a person's face not only affects their relationships with others but also with themselves. In his studies using Botox, he has shown how inhibiting the frown of clinically depressed patients leads many to experience relief. This work is a dramatic departure from the neuroscience-based thinking on emotions that tends to view emotions solely as the result of neurotransmitters in the brain. Part absorbing medical narrative, part think piece on the nature of emotion, this is a bold call for us to rethink the causes of unhappiness.

Encyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience

Author: N.A

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080914551

Category: Psychology

Page: 1816

View: 9691

Behavioral Neuroscientists study the behavior of animals and humans and the neurobiological and physiological processes that control it. Behavior is the ultimate function of the nervous system, and the study of it is very multidisciplinary. Disorders of behavior in humans touch millions of people’s lives significantly, and it is of paramount importance to understand pathological conditions such as addictions, anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, autism among others, in order to be able to develop new treatment possibilities. Encyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience is the first and only multi-volume reference to comprehensively cover the foundation knowledge in the field. This three volume work is edited by world renowned behavioral neuroscientists George F. Koob, The Scripps Research Institute, Michel Le Moal, Université Bordeaux, and Richard F. Thompson, University of Southern California and written by a premier selection of the leading scientists in their respective fields. Each section is edited by a specialist in the relevant area. The important research in all areas of Behavioral Neuroscience is covered in a total of 210 chapters on topics ranging from neuroethology and learning and memory, to behavioral disorders and psychiatric diseases. The only comprehensive Encyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience on the market Addresses all recent advances in the field Written and edited by an international group of leading researchers, truly representative of the behavioral neuroscience community Includes many entries on the advances in our knowledge of the neurobiological basis of complex behavioral, psychiatric, and neurological disorders Richly illustrated in full color Extensively cross referenced to serve as the go-to reference for students and researchers alike The online version features full searching, navigation, and linking functionality An essential resource for libraries serving neuroscientists, psychologists, neuropharmacologists, and psychiatrists

The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals

Author: Charles Darwin,Paul Ekman,Phillip Prodger

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195158069

Category: Psychology

Page: 472

View: 5679

In his study of infants and children (including observations of his own baby's smiles and pouts), of the insane, of painting and sculpture, of cats and dogs and monkeys, and of the ways that people in different cultures express their feelings, Darwin's insights have not been surpassed by modern science. This definitive edition of Darwin's masterpiece contains a substantial new Introduction and Afterword by Paul Ekman. Ekman also provides commentaries that use the latest scientific knowledge to elaborate, support, and occasionally challenge Darwin's study. For this edition, Ekman has returned to Darwin's original notes in order to produce for the first time a corrected, authoritative text illustrated by drawings and photographs positioned exactly as its author intended. "This new edition of Darwin's extraordinary book is a major event in the human sciences."-Steven Pinker "This new comprehensive edition of Expression will introduce a new generation of readers to Darwin's masterpiece, undiminished and intensely relevant even 125 years after publication."-Oliver Sacks "Ekman's contribution to his edition of Darwin's 1872 monograph can count as a book in its own right."-Ian Hacking, Times Literary Supplement