In this Book

summary

An accessible guide to the work of American psychologist and affect theorist Silvan Tomkins

 

The brilliant and complex theories of psychologist Silvan Tomkins (1911–1991) have inspired the turn to affect in the humanities, social sciences, and elsewhere. Nevertheless, these theories are not well understood. A Silvan Tomkins Handbook makes his theories portable across a range of interdisciplinary contexts and accessible to a wide variety of contemporary scholars and students of affect. 

A Silvan Tomkins Handbook provides readers with a clear outline of Tomkins’s affect theory as he developed it in his four-volume masterwork Affect Imagery Consciousness. It shows how his key terms and conceptual innovations can be used to build robust frameworks for theorizing affect and emotion. In addition to clarifying his affect theory, the Handbook emphasizes Tomkins’s other significant contributions, from his broad theories of imagery and consciousness to more focused concepts of scenes and scripts. With their extensive experience engaging and teaching Tomkins’s work, Adam J. Frank and Elizabeth A. Wilson provide a user-friendly guide for readers who want to know more about the foundations of affect studies.

Table of Contents

Download PDF Download Full Book
  1. Cover
  2. open access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Half-Title Page, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Note on Quotations
  2. pp. ix-x
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-10
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Part I. Affect
  1. 1. Drives
  2. pp. 11-20
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. 2. The Face
  2. pp. 21-30
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. 3. Evolution
  2. pp. 31-40
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. 4. Freedom
  2. pp. 41-50
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. 5. The Positive
  2. pp. 51-60
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. 6. The Negative
  2. pp. 61-70
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Interlude: Tomkins and Spinoza
  2. pp. 71-78
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Part II. Imagery
  1. 7. Images
  2. pp. 79-90
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. 8. Theory, Weak and Strong
  2. pp. 91-100
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. 9. Scenes and Scripts
  2. pp. 101-110
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. 10. Ideology
  2. pp. 111-118
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Interlude: Tomkins and Darwin
  2. pp. 119-126
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Part III. Consciousness
  1. 11. Psychoanalysis at the Harvard Psychological Clinic
  2. pp. 127-140
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. 12. Cybernetics
  2. pp. 141-150
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. 13. The Psychology of Knowledge
  2. pp. 151-160
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. 14. The Minding System
  2. pp. 161-170
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 171-174
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Chronology of Tomkins's Life and Work
  2. pp. 175-176
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Bibliography of Tomkins's Published Writings
  2. pp. 177-184
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. References
  2. pp. 185-196
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Index
  2. pp. 197-204
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. About the Authors
  2. pp. 205-206
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.