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Oxford Companion to Emotion and the Affective Sciences


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David Sander first studied mathematics and psychology at the University René Descartes (Paris, France), completed postgraduate studies in psychology, and received a PhD in Cognitive Science from the University Louis Lumière (Lyon, France) in 2002. He then joined the Department of Psychology at the University of Geneva (Switzerland) where he currently holds an Assistant Professor position. His main teaching and research activities concern the
psychology and cognitive neuroscience of emotion. David Sander is the Scientific Coordinator of the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research for the Affective Sciences based at the University of Geneva, and
established by the Swiss government and the Swiss National Science Foundation. Klaus Scherer, born in 1943, studied economics and social sciences at the University of Cologne and the London School of Economics. Following his postgraduate studies in psychology, he obtained a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1970. After teaching at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and the University of Kiel, Germany, he was appointed, in 1973, full professor of social psychology at the University of
Giessen, Germany. From 1985 to 2008, Klaus Scherer has held the chair of emotion psychology at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, with teaching and research activities focussing on the areas of
emotion, stress, motivation, personality, and organisational behaviour. Klaus Scherer is a member of several international scientific societies and a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Acoustical Society of America. He was an invited professor at Stanford, Berkeley, the University of Zurich, and EHESS Paris. He has been elected member of the Academia Europea and honorary foreign member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He received the lifetime achievement award
of the German Society of Psychology and an Advanced Investigator Grant of the European Research Council.


Highly accessible and wide-ranging, this book is an important resource for scientists, students and professionals who are eager to obtain a rapid, conclusive overview of central terms and topics in the field of emotion and affect and the mechanisms underlying these aspects dominating wide areas of our lives K.A. Jellinger, Vienna, European Journal of Neurology 17

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