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Shame and Pride: Affect, Sex, and the Birth of the Self (Paperback)
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Shame and Pride: Affect, Sex, and the Birth of the Self (Paperback)

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Paperback 496 Pages / Published: 17/03/1994
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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.

For too long those who explain emotional discomfort on the basis of lived experience and those who blame chemistry have been at loggerheads. As Dr. Nathanson shows, chemicals and illnesses can affect our mood just as surely as an uncomfortable memory or a stern rebuke. Linking for the first time the affect theory of the pioneering researcher Silvan S. Thomkins with the entire world of biology, medicine, psychology, psychotherapy, religion, and the social sciences, Dr. Nathanson presents a completely new understanding of all emotion.

Publisher: WW Norton & Co
ISBN: 9780393311099
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 690 g
Dimensions: 234 x 155 x 36 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A comprehensive system for understanding emotion. . . . An impassioned, provocative theory." -- Publishers Weekly
"This extraordinarily well-written book combines knowledge drawn from psychotherapy, academic research, and the arts to provide a new understanding of our most intimate experience-the emotions. " -- Paul Ekman, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, University of California Medical School
"Shame and Pride is an impressive achievement. Nathanson establishes a solid and systematic foundation for the modern study of affect, much as Erik Erikson accomplished for identity and ongoing development throughout the life cycle. A rich and rewarding experience." -- Richard P. Kluft, M.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Temple University School of Medicine

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