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How and Why Emotions Happen

Roy F. Baumeister

in The Cultural Animal

Published in print June 2005 | ISBN: 9780195167030
Published online April 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199894147 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167030.003.0005
How and Why Emotions Happen

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This chapter examines emotions, whose role in psychological functioning has been elusive and enigmatic. It begins by presenting the main outlines of what we know about emotions. It then offers a tentative explanation as to how this knowledge fits the theory of the cultural animal.

Keywords: emotions; psychological functioning; human psyche; culture; society; cultural animal

Chapter.  12362 words. 

Subjects: Social Psychology

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