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Shame and Pride: Affect, Sex, and the Birth of the Self By Donald L. Nathanson,

  • Title: Shame and Pride: Affect, Sex, and the Birth of the Self
  • Author: Donald L. Nathanson
  • ISBN: 9780393030976
  • Page: 460
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This is a revolutionary book about the nature of emotion, about the way emotions are triggered in our private moments, in our relations with others, and by our biology Drawing on every theme of the modern life sciences, Dr Nathanson shows how the nine basic affects interest excitement, enjoyment joy, surprise startle, fear terror, distress anguish, anger rage, dissmell,This is a revolutionary book about the nature of emotion, about the way emotions are triggered in our private moments, in our relations with others, and by our biology Drawing on every theme of the modern life sciences, Dr Nathanson shows how the 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 there has been a battle between those who explain emotional discomfort on the basis of lived experience and those who blame chemistry As Dr Nathanson shows, chemicals and illnesses can affect our mood just as surely as an uncomfortable memory or a stern rebuke He presents a completely new understanding of all emotion, providing the first link between the exciting affect theory of Silvan Tomkins and the entire world of biology, medicine, psychology, psychotherapy, religion, and the social sciences Shame is the least understood of the painful emotions, although it affects every phase of life We have all been made to feel foolish just at the moment we most wanted to appear wonderful we have all been rebuffed by those we wished to court Not one of us looks exactly as we might wish Shame haunts our every dream of love, and influences how we experience ourselves as sexual beings We react to shame by withdrawing, by making painful alliances with those who humiliate us, by calling attention to what brings us pride, or by attacking whoever has made us feel inferior The comedian, as Nathanson shows in his discussion of Buddy Hackett, makes us laugh at what we try to keep hidden, transforming shame intoacceptance and even pride This book explains everything that can possibly make us proud or ashamed All are in this book nobody who reads it will be quite the same again.
    Shame and Pride Affect Sex and the Birth of the Self This is a revolutionary book about the nature of emotion about the way emotions are triggered in our private moments in our relations with others and by our biology Drawing on every theme of the mo

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    1. The function of any affect is to amplify the highly specific stimulus that set it in motion Affects make good things better and bad things worse Affects make us care about different things in different ways When we are said to be motivated, it is because an affect has made us so Whatever is important to us is made so by affect Affect is the engine that drives us Affects are biological The affects are interest excitement, enjoyment joy, surprise startle, fear terror, distress anguish, anger rage, [...]

    2. Read this book in high school or college and definitely remember liking it and thinking it was interesting A rare non fiction book I read for pleasure.

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