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Totterdell, P., & Niven, K. (Eds.) (2012).Should I strap a battery to my head? (and other questions about emotion). Charleston: Createspace Independent Publishing. ISBN-13: 978-1479131549


‘Should I strap a battery to my head?’, ‘When should I listen to my heart?’ and ‘Can good moods kill?’ – these are some of the many unusual questions about human emotion that psychologists try to answer in this offbeat popular science book. Edited by Professor Peter Totterdell from Sheffield University and Dr. Karen Niven from Manchester Business School, this book is aimed at readers who are interested in knowing what recent psychological research tells us about human emotions. The questions posed in the chapters are a little quirky and the answers are quite chatty – so this isn’t a textbook, but the answers are based on scientific evidence. You can dip into the questions that you find most interesting, and use the links to other chapters and further information sections to explore a bit further, which means that you don’t need to read the book from start-to-finish unless you want to. You should find some of the ideas in the chapters personally useful and the chapters do provide some practical tips, but this is not intended to be a self-help book. Instead, the book shows how psychological science can give us new and deeper ways of understanding emotions.
The book is the work of a team of psychologists who conduct research on issues relating to emotion. All of the contributors were members or associates of the EROS research project which is the basis for this website and was funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Our interests in emotion come from a range of psychological fields, including:
• Social;
• Occupational;
• Sport;
• Clinical;
• Developmental;
• and neuropsychology
because emotion is relevant to them all. Research on emotion has advanced at a fast pace in the last two decades and it has produced some intriguing, exciting, and potentially useful findings. We wrote this book because we thought it would be fun to share some of those ideas and findings.

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