VARIETIES OF GUILT AND THEIR FUNCTIONS

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In this issue of Emotion Researcher, we focus on guilt, a potent, multifaceted and profoundly human emotion. We are going to ask four main questions about guilt. First, what is guilt? Second, when and how does guilt develop in children? Third, what are the functions of guilt? Fourth, which evolutionary scenarios best explain the origins of guilt?


Editor’s Column

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ISRE Matters

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ISRE’s President talks about guilt.


An Interview With Jennifer Lerner

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Read an interview with Jennifer Lerner, one of the world’s leading experts on emotions and decision-making. Jennifer discusses why she came to include emotions in her model of decision-making, and how understanding the interplay between emotions and decisions can help us design better public policies (in the picture, Picasso’s 1937 Guernica).


Spotlight

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This issue’s spotlight is on June Gruber, a psychologist from the University of Colorado Boulder who studies the negative side of positive emotions.


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