The Psychology of Desire
Edited by Wilhelm Hofmann and Loran F. Nordgren
HardcoverPaperbacke-bookprint + e-book
July 30, 2015
ISBN 9781462521609Price: $99.00
Size: 6⅛" x 9¼"
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Providing a comprehensive perspective on human desire, this volume brings together leading experts from multiple psychological subdisciplines. It addresses such key questions as how desires of different kinds emerge, how they influence judgment and decision making, and how problematic desires can be effectively controlled. Current research on underlying brain mechanisms and regulatory processes is reviewed. Cutting-edge measurement tools are described, including practical recommendations for their use. The book also examines pathological forms of desire and the complex relationship between desire and happiness. The concluding section analyzes specific applied domains—eating, sex, aggression, substance use, shopping, and social media.