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Integrating Emotions and Cognition Throughout the Lifespan

  • Integrates coverage of behavioral and neural processes related to emotional development across the lifespan

  • Proposes a core language to clarify concepts and to outline continuities from early to later stages of life

  • Examines the lifelong consequences of both the positive and damaging aspects of the social milieu

  • Addresses childhood as a particularly important time in which emotion regulation skills are developed

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Table of contents (8 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi
  2. Equilibrium and Disequilibrium in Development

    • Gisela Labouvie-Vief
    Pages 17-28
  3. Cognitive–Emotional Development in Infants

    • Gisela Labouvie-Vief
    Pages 45-66
  4. Cognitive–Emotional Development in Childhood

    • Gisela Labouvie-Vief
    Pages 67-88
  5. Emotion–Cognition Relations in Aging

    • Gisela Labouvie-Vief
    Pages 117-141
  6. Back Matter

    Pages 143-149

About this book

This book presents a coherent framework for the balanced development of emotions and cognition throughout the lifespan. It synthesizes rich sources across psychology and neuroscience to show that the brain is hard-wired for basic emotions as well as reasoning, and that these structures mature as individuals learn social rules in interactions with others and progress through complex relationships. In contrast to traditional views that held emotions and cognition to be opposing domains, the author builds on recent views that emphasize the ideal of a cooperative relationship among the two domains. Central to this construct is the fragile balance of expansion and stability that is crucial to both cognitive and affective development: how it can be nurtured for optimal functioning, and how, in contrast,  the absence of such a caring context functions to derail growth and encourage  pathology that can be carried into later stages of the lifespan.

This groundbreaking volume:

  • Traces historical changes in conceptions of the relation between reason and emotion from ancient philosophy to modern science.
  • Expands on Piaget's theories of alternating phases of equilibrium in cognitive development and details how these contribute toward integrated cognitive-emotional growth.
  • Discusses neurobiological mechanisms contributing to balance between emotional and cognitive development.
  • Presents examples of the integration of cognitive/emotional development from infancy to adulthood.
  • Explores the relationships between affect and cognition in later life.

Integrating Emotions and Cognition Throughout the Lifespan is an essential resource for researchers, graduate students, and clinicians in a range of disciplines, including developmental psychology, aging, educational philosophy, biological psychology, and personality/social psychology.

 

Keywords

  • Aging and cognition
  • Aging and emotion
  • Disequilibrium in development
  • Emotion and cognition
  • Emotion and cognition myth
  • Emotions from adolescence to early adulthood
  • Emotions in childhood
  • Emotions in infancy
  • Emotions in middle adulthood
  • Equilibrium in development
  • Neurobiology and cognition
  • Neurobiology and emotion
  • Philosophy of emotion and cognition
  • Philosophy to Modern Psychology and Neurobiology
  • Psychology of emotion and cognition

Authors and Affiliations

  • University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

    Gisela Labouvie-Vief

About the author

Gisela Labouvie-Vief received her Ph.D.in Life/Span Developmental Psychology from West Virginia University in 1972. In 1976, she joined the faculty of Psychology at Wayne State University, where she held the title of Distinguished Professor of Psychology until she received a call from the University of Geneva in 2005. Dr. Labouvie-Vief’s work has been acknowledged by a series of Awards and Distinctions, including the APA, Division 20, Distinguished Research Achievement Award in 2001, the 2006 Creative Longevity and Wisdom Outstanding Researcher Award, Fielding Graduate University, and Distinguished Faculty Awards from Wayne State University in 2009. She has held visiting Professor positions at the University of Chicago (1992), Harvard University (1981-1983), the University of California at Berkeley (1999), and the Max Planck Institute Berlin (2002).

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eBook USD 84.99
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  • ISBN: 978-3-319-09822-7
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)