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Shame and Pride: Affect, Sex, and the Birth of the Self

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Drawing on every theme of the modern life sciences, Donald Nathanson shows how nine basic affects—interest-excitement, enjoyment-joy, surprise-startle, fear-terror, distress-anguish, anger-rage, dissmell, disgust, and shame-humiliation—not only determine how we feel but shape our very sense of self.


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Paperback, 496 pages
Published March 17th 1994 by W. W. Norton & Company (first published May 1992)
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culley
Feb 08, 2015 culley rated it really liked it
The function of any affect is to amplify the highly specific stimulus that set it in motion. Affects make good things better and bad things worse. Affects make us care about different things in different ways. When we are said to be motivated, it is because an affect has made us so. Whatever is important to us is made so by affect. Affect is the engine that drives us. Affects are biological. The affects are: interest-excitement, enjoyment-joy, surprise-startle, fear-terror, distress-anguish, ang ...more
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Mar 31, 2015 Lynn rated it liked it
Read this book in high school or college and definitely remember liking it and thinking it was interesting. A rare non-fiction book I read for pleasure.
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Wholly smokes, this is the deal....
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Excellent book, foundational.
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