The Psychology of Desire

The Psychology of Desire

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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 is reviewed on underlying brain mechanisms and regulatory processes. 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.Morten L. Kringelbach, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom Richard B. Lopez, PhD, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire Jon May, PhD, anbsp;...

Title:The Psychology of Desire
Author:Wilhelm Hofmann, Loran F. Nordgren
Publisher:Guilford Publications - 2015-08-13


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