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ERIC Number: EJ909211
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0190-2725
Bridging Emotion Research: From Biology to Social Structure
Rogers, Kimberly B.; Kavanagh, Liam
Social Psychology Quarterly, v73 n4 p333-334 Dec 2010
Emotion research demonstrates that problems of theoretical interest or practical significance are not divided neatly along disciplinary boundaries. Researchers acknowledge both organic and social underpinnings of emotion, but the intersections between biological and structural processes can be difficult to negotiate. In this article, the authors review recent findings about the hormone oxytocin in the context of sociological theory to offer a concrete illustration of these intersections, revealing the value of transdisciplinary research to the field of emotion. They suggest that traditional boundaries and distinctions such as nature versus nurture will need to be replaced by a systemic approach, allowing for more complex conceptions of process and mutual feedback across levels of analysis.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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