Facets of Emotion: Recent Research

Facets of Emotion: Recent Research

Facets of Emotion: Recent Research

Facets of Emotion: Recent Research

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We are presently witnessing a renaissance of research on emotion. In the last 10 years, an increasing number of empirical studies dealing with many different aspects of emotion has appeared. Given the fact that emotion researchers are spread over many subdisciplines of psychology as well as over many neighboring disciplines, there has not been any single publication outlet used to disseminate theoretical ideas and research findings. On the contrary, research reports are scattered over many different journals and edited books. This situation is frustrating for both readers and authors. It is increasingly difficult to perceive links between different research approaches and to identify research programs. This fragmentation of the publication of relevant research obviously has rather negative effects in terms of the integration of research findings from different approaches.

Our research group has been particularly suffering from this dispersion of publication opportunities. Because we have been working in a number of different areas related to emotion research, our work has appeared in a large number of outlets. Consequently, it is difficult to demonstrate that while concerns may be different in each individual project, there are interesting links as far as both methodology and theoretical approach are concerned.

This volume of research papers from our research group is intended to counteract the tendency toward dispersion. Rather than submitting the various research reports to journals, we have opted for the original publication of these reports in the form of an edited research monograph. One . . .

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