What are Emotions For?

Dr. Paula Niedenthal, UW-Madison professor of psychology, will talk about the functions of emotions for people and their social interactions, and the value of the expression emotions, e.g., fear, anger, and happiness, on Thurs., Feb. 22, from 6-7:30pm in the Community Room of the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library, Whitewater’s public library at 431 W. Center St. This talk is free and open to everyone.

cover of book The Feeling BrainAndersen Library can help you learn more, if you’re interested! See, for example, “Social functionality of human emotions” co-authored by Niedenthal and M. Brauer in Annual Review of Psychology, 2012, vol.62, on pp.259-285. Other resources include articles such as “The social signal value of emotions” (Cognition & Emotion, 2012, v.26:no.3, pp.385-389) and books such as The feeling brain: The biology and psychology of emotions (3rd-floor Main Collection, QP401 .J64 2015; preview some text at Google Books).

Please ask a librarian (choose chat or email, phone 262-472-1032, or visit the Reference Desk) if you’d like assistance with finding materials.

About Barbara

I am a Reference & Instruction librarian, head of that department in Andersen Library, an associate professor, and a member of the General Education Review Committee and Faculty Senate. I've been working at UW-W since July 1, 1990.
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