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5. Why do we do what we do? Motivation and emotion

5. Why do we do what we do? Motivation and emotion  

Gillian Butler and McManus Freda

in Psychology: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2014
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Jan 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779831
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199670420.003.0005
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9780199670420
Feelings provide an impetus to action. Motivations determine the goals towards which we strive and emotions reflect the feelings we have along the way. ‘Why do we do what we do? Motivation ... More
1. What is anxiety?

1. What is anxiety?  

Daniel Freeman and Jason Freeman

in Anxiety: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777486
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199567157.003.0001
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9780199567157
‘What is anxiety?’ asks what anxiety is; what it feels like; and what its purpose might be. A brief history of anxiety takes us from its Latin roots, through the increased interest in ... More
5. Predictive biometrics

5. Predictive biometrics  

Michael Fairhurst

in Biometrics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2018
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Nov 2018
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9780191846731
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10.1093/actrade/9780198809104.003.0005
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9780198809104
Is there any reason why the data captured in a biometric system could not be used for other sorts of prediction too? ‘An introduction to predictive biometrics’ looks at how instead of ... More
Pain: A Very Short Introduction

Pain: A Very Short Introduction  

Rob Boddice

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2017
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Jul 2017
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9780191801815
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10.1093/actrade/9780198738565.001.0001
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9780198738565
What is pain? How is pain related to emotions, culture, and pleasure? What happens to us when we feel pain? Pain: A Very Short Introduction explores the history, culture, and medical ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Rob Boddice

in Pain: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2017
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Jul 2017
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9780191801815
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10.1093/actrade/9780198738565.003.0001
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9780198738565
Pain is very difficult to define. The Introduction explains that a true understanding of physical and emotional pain must take into account biological, psychological, and social factors. ... More
Work: A Very Short Introduction

Work: A Very Short Introduction  

Stephen Fineman

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778452
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10.1093/actrade/9780199699360.001.0001
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9780199699360
Work: A Very Short Introduction tells the story of work — how we strive for security, reward, and often, meaning. The image of a job captures our imagination from an early age, ... More
6. Emotion at work

6. Emotion at work  

Stephen Fineman

in Work: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778452
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10.1093/actrade/9780199699360.003.0006
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9780199699360
It might seem strange to connect work with emotions if we think of the traditional bureaucrat. However emotions can be seen as an indelible feature of working life, shaping and lubricating ... More
Humour: A Very Short Introduction

Humour: A Very Short Introduction  

Noël Carroll

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2014
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Jan 2014
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9780191779886
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199552221.001.0001
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9780199552221
Humour: A Very Short Introduction considers the relation of humour to emotion and cognition, explores the value of humour in its social functions, and examines the leading ... More
1. The universal language

1. The universal language  

Dylan Evans

in Emotion: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776007
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804617.003.0001
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9780192804617
‘The universal language’ explains how the cultural theory of emotion, prevalent for a large part of the twentieth century, came to be discredited. According to this theory, emotions are ... More
5. Bodies as commodities

5. Bodies as commodities  

Chris Shilling

in The Body: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
eISBN: 
9780191802164
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198739036.003.0006
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9780198739036
Bodies have been conceptualized and valued in a wide variety of ways across contrasting cultures. There has been a multiplication of methods through which the physical appearance, organs, ... More
6. Bodies matter: dilemmas and controversies

6. Bodies matter: dilemmas and controversies  

Chris Shilling

in The Body: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
eISBN: 
9780191802164
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198739036.003.0007
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9780198739036
‘Bodies matter: dilemmas and controversies’ considers three key questions—are mediated bodies immoral? How do people manage bodily change? Have our bodies become sacred? They each show how ... More
2. Humour, emotion, and cognition

2. Humour, emotion, and cognition  

Noël Carroll

in Humour: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2014
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Jan 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779886
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199552221.003.0003
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9780199552221
‘Humour, emotion, and cognition’ examines the relation of humour to emotion and cognition and begins by considering whether comic amusement is an emotion. By considering comic amusement as ... More
10. Post-traumatic stress disorder

10. Post-traumatic stress disorder  

Daniel Freeman and Jason Freeman

in Anxiety: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777486
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199567157.003.0010
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chapter
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9780199567157
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which is usually triggered by a traumatic event, is defined by the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) as one ... More
Emotion: A Very Short Introduction

Emotion: A Very Short Introduction  

Dylan Evans

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776007
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804617.001.0001
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book
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9780192804617
Was love invented by European poets in the Middle Ages or is it part of human nature? Will winning the lottery really make you happy? Is it possible to build robots that have feelings? ... More
2. Why Spock could never have evolved

2. Why Spock could never have evolved  

Dylan Evans

in Emotion: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776007
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804617.003.0002
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9780192804617
‘Why Spock could never have evolved’ explains how, ever since Plato, many Western thinkers have tended to view emotions as obstacles to intelligent action. We are all familiar with cases in ... More
3. Educating bodies

3. Educating bodies  

Chris Shilling

in The Body: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
eISBN: 
9780191802164
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198739036.003.0004
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ISBN: 
9780198739036
The matter of education raises broader issues about how profit or value is extracted from or added to embodied subjects. Educational institutions seek to structure and direct people’s ... More

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