The Integrative Meaning of Emotion

Daniel J. Siegel

in Evolution, Early Experience and Human Development

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199755059
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199979479 | DOI:
The Integrative Meaning of Emotion

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Jaak Panksepp's chapter offers a view of the role of subcortical processes in the generation of affective states in humans and how they relate to not only our primate cousins but also, even broader, our mammalian classmates. Our experience of “animalian” emotional life is shaped by our membership in the animal kingdom, a membership that reveals what it means to be an emotional being on this planet. The chapter provides a summary of Panksepp's groundbreaking work on affective neuroscience and the view of how subcortical circuits play a dominant role in affective life.

Keywords: affective neuroscience; motivational circuits; subcortical processes

Chapter.  1982 words. 

Subjects: Developmental Psychology

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