Why Only Humans Weep: Unravelling The Mysteries Of Tears.pdf
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Publisher: OUP Oxford; 1 edition (28 Feb. 2013)
By: Ad Vingerhoets(Author)
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Ad Vingerhoets is one of the few scientists in the world to have studied crying. He examines in Why only humans weep which claims about crying are scientifically tenable - which are fact and which are fiction? Though a psychologist, he doesn't just restrict himself to the current psychological literature, but also explores work in evolutionary biology, neurosciences, theology, art, history, and anthropology to provide an integrated perspective on this complex phenomenon. Written throughout in an academically accessible style, this book is groundbreaking in contributing to a modern scientific understanding of crying. It will have broad appeal to psychologists, psychiatrists, philosophers, biologists, and anthropologists.
Vingerhoets presents a detailed and accessible model of crying, which illuminates its biological and social function. Through this model, Vingerhoets is successfully able to address the broad issues that underpin the human experience of crying, illustrating how psychobiological, cognitive, emotional, and social processes interact to inform this phenomenon. (International Journal of Psychiatry)
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