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This Book Has Feelings

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This Book Has Feelings plunges you headfirst into the mysterious world of emotions, unearthing the “what,” “how,” and “why” of the way we feel, and introducing you to the psychologists and philosophers who explore this twilight zone between mind and body.

Everybody has emotions, but our experience of them is intensely subjective and personal. Our feelings govern our

Hardcover, 160 pages
Published December 31st 2009 by Fall River Press
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Elena Bougioukou
Mar 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Very brief and easy. It covers the basics without tiring the reader with in-depth analysis. A quick read on emotions and the human psyche, including some key-points on our physiology as well and how the two are linked. It also provides short biographies of certain psychologists and their theories. Personally, I found it interesting and enjoyed it.
Jun 09, 2018 rated it it was ok
A bit basic for me, handy if you have no prior knowledge of psychology. Some of the generalisations were alarming and concerning e.g. jealousy is the main cause of domestic violence... hmmm.
Dec 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
Who doesn’t like a good thought experiment? There are lots in this brief overview of psychology of emotions. Many to play with your friends. My favorite was when you get a group of friends together, have half of them hold a pencil in their teeth during a program on tv, and half hold it with their lips and then see who thought the show was funnier. Wait, that is not a thought experiment, but an actual experiment. SO when I did this with some close friends, we found that the people holding it in ...more
Tim Hooper
Aug 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Want to get to know your self a bit better? Here's as good a place to start as any. Written by two clinical psychologists, this is a beautifully logical natural history of why we feel the way we do. By grouping our emotions into broad sections the authors lead the reader through the biological processes that are taking place in our bodies without us even being conscious of them. There is a robust exploration of the part evolution has played in our emotional development as well as looking at how ...more
Feb 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
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This is a nice little book on the psychology of emotions involving neuroscience, social psychology and cognitive psychology. I also enjoyed the short bios of famous and influential psychologists and thinkers which led me to look into some of their work. There's a lot of topics so its not too in depth, but its a nice overview. The 8 chapters include: Your Brain on Feelings, The Evolution of Emotion, The Psychology of Emotion, Love's Emotions, The Angers, Sadness and Joy, Fear and Excitement, and ...more
Jul 04, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Picked up this book to learn more about emotions.

"The price of being close to someone is that you miss them when you are gone".

"Jealousy says, it's mine, don't take it away. Envy says it's yours, and I want it."

Simple to understand in broad strokes.
Nov 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Very concise little book about the physiology and psychology of emotion. Some sections were a little rushed and I wish they'd explored more theories, because I know they left off some of the big ones. But overall, a very good read.
Aug 22, 2012 rated it really liked it

Easy to read and understand, can flip back and forth or quick search something. I like this book.
Leah Scott
Feb 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant book, loved it before and during being a psych student. Annoyed the author didn't mention me more in though... *AHEM
Marmar Dagu-ob
Apr 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
i feel like a psychologist after reading.
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