The Self-Conscious Emotions

Theory and Research

Edited by Jessica L. Tracy, Richard W. Robins, and June Price Tangney
Foreword by Joseph J. Campos

Hardcovere-bookprint + e-book
August 1, 2007
ISBN 9781593854867
Price: $71.00 $53.25
493 Pages
Size: 7" x 10"
November 27, 2013
ePub ?
Price: $71.00 $53.25
493 Pages
print + e-book
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Price: $142.00 $78.10
493 Pages

“What a great book! Self-conscious emotions, such as shame, guilt, and pride, play a pivotal role in social and self-regulation. The contributors to this book add to our understanding of these emotions at every level—from their neural basis, cognitive underpinnings, and development, to their societal functions and cross-cultural differences. This book is a 'must read' for researchers and students interested in personality, identity, emotion, moral development, relationships, and culture.”

—Carol S. Dweck, PhD, Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology, Stanford University

“Until now, the science of emotion has focused primarily on anxiety, sadness, and anger, but this wonderful book will help broaden that focus to include embarrassment, shame, guilt, pride, and humiliation. Tracy, Robins, and Tangney bring together world-class scientists who have written very informative and interesting chapters. The book is outstanding in its exploration of the biological, social, and developmental roots of the self-conscious emotions. Addressing such diverse topics as morality, risky behavior, conformity, and nationalism, this book advances the psychology of emotion in very important ways.”

—Ed Diener, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“Self-conscious emotions are at the center of all inquiries into human beings as moral animals. This fascinating volume assembles diverse perspectives on the topic, offering a number of new insights and penetrating analyses. It is the single most important resource for all scholars hoping to get a glimpse at this emerging area of research.”

—Shinobu Kitayama, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Michigan