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Understanding Emotions, 3rd Edition by Jennifer M. Jenkins, Keith Oatley, Dacher Keltner

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Emotions in Social Relationships

CONTENTS

The Interaction Between Emotions and Social Relationships

Emotions within Intimate Relationships

Principles of Sexual Love

Emotions in Marriage

Emotions in Friendships

Gratitude

Mimicry

Social Support

Emotions in Hierarchical Relationships

Emotional Displays and the Negotiation of Social Rank

Power and Emotion

Social Class and Emotion

Emotions within and Between Groups

Anger and Intergroup Conflict

Disgust and Us–Them Thinking

Infrahumanization

Emotional Processes That Improve Group Relations

Emotional Intelligence

Summary

To Think About and Discuss

Further Reading

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FIGURE 9.0 Auguste Renoir, “Dance at Bougival,” 1882–83. This painting was used to illustrate a story, by Lhote, about an artist seeking to persuade a young woman to model for him. In the painting we see the man thrusting his face eagerly toward the young woman and grasping her possessively. We also notice from her ring that she is married. Keeping her polite social smile, she turns away.

To be means to be for another, and through the other, for oneself. A person has no internal sovereign territory, he is wholly and always on the boundary; looking inside himself, he looks into the eyes of another or with the eyes of another.

Mikhail Bakhtin, Problems of Dostoevsky's Poetics, p. 287

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