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    Core affect and the psychological construction of emotion.James A. Russell - 2003 - Psychological Review 110 (1):145-172.
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    The Psychological Construction of Emotion.Lisa Feldman Barrett & James A. Russell (eds.) - 2014 - Guilford Press.
    This volume presents cutting-edge theory and research on emotions as constructed events rather than fixed, essential entities. It provides a thorough introduction to the assumptions, hypotheses, and scientific methods that embody psychological constructionist approaches. Leading scholars examine the neurobiological, cognitive/perceptual, and social processes that give rise to the experiences Western cultures call sadness, anger, fear, and so on. The book explores such compelling questions as how the brain creates emotional experiences, whether the "ingredients" of emotions also give rise to other (...)
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    Emotion, core affect, and psychological construction.James A. Russell - 2009 - Cognition and Emotion 23 (7):1259-1283.
    As an alternative to using the concepts of emotion, fear, anger, and the like as scientific tools, this article advocates an approach based on the concepts of core affect and psychological construction, expanding the domain of inquiry beyond “emotion”. Core affect is a neurophysiological state that underlies simply feeling good or bad, drowsy or energised. Psychological construction is not one process but an umbrella term for the various processes that produce: (a) a particular emotional episode's “components” (such as facial movement, (...)
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    Universality Revisited.Nicole L. Nelson & James A. Russell - 2013 - Emotion Review 5 (1):8-15.
    Evidence does not support the claim that observers universally recognize basic emotions from signals on the face. The percentage of observers who matched the face with the predicted emotion (matching score) is not universal, but varies with culture and language. Matching scores are also inflated by the commonly used methods: within-subject design; posed, exaggerated facial expressions (devoid of context); multiple examples of each type of expression; and a response format that funnels a variety of interpretations into one word specified by (...)
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    Mixed Emotions Viewed from the Psychological Constructionist Perspective.James A. Russell - 2017 - Emotion Review 9 (2):111-117.
    Feeling bad is one thing, judging something to be bad another. This hot/cold distinction helps resolve the debate between bipolar and bivariate accounts of affect. A typical affective reaction includes both core affect and judgments of the affective qualities of various aspects of the stimulus situation. Core affect is described by a bipolar valence dimension in which feeling good precludes simultaneously feeling bad and vice versa. Judgments of affective quality of opposite valence can occur simultaneously because the stimulus situation has (...)
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    Autism as an Executive Disorder.James Russell (ed.) - 1997 - Oxford University Press UK.
    Autism continues to fascinate researchers because it is both debilitating in its effects and complex in its nature and origins. The prevalent theory is that autism is primarily characterised by difficulties in understanding mental concepts, but the contributors to this book present new and compelling arguments for an alternative theory. Their research points strongly to the idea that autism is primarily a disorder of "executive functions", those involved in the control of action and thought. As such, the book provides a (...)
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    Agency: Its Role in Mental Development.James Russell - 1996 - Psychology Press.
    The idea behind this book is that developing a conception of the physical world and a conception of mind is impossible without the exercise of agency, meaning "the power to alter at will one's perceptual inputs". The thesis is derived from a philosophical account of the role of agency in knowledge - the first time this has been attempted in the context of developmental psychology. The book is divided into three parts. In Part One, Russell argues that purely "representational" theories (...)
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  8. A Minimalist Approach to the Development of Episodic Memory.James Russell & Robert Hanna - 2012 - Mind and Language 27 (1):29-54.
    Episodic memory is usually regarded in a Conceptualist light, in the sense of its being dependent upon the grasp of concepts directly relevant to the act of episodic recollection itself, such as a concept of past times and of the self as an experiencer. Given this view, its development is typically timed as being in the early school-age years. We present a minimalist, Non-Conceptualist approach in opposition to this view, but one that also exists in clear contrast to the kind (...)
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    Determination of Death by Neurologic Criteria in the United States: The Case for Revising the Uniform Determination of Death Act.Ariane Lewis, Richard J. Bonnie, Thaddeus Pope, Leon G. Epstein, David M. Greer, Matthew P. Kirschen, Michael Rubin & James A. Russell - 2019 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 47 (S4):9-24.
    Although death by neurologic criteria is legally recognized throughout the United States, state laws and clinical practice vary concerning three key issues: the medical standards used to determine death by neurologic criteria, management of family objections before determination of death by neurologic criteria, and management of religious objections to declaration of death by neurologic criteria. The American Academy of Neurology and other medical stakeholder organizations involved in the determination of death by neurologic criteria have undertaken concerted action to address variation (...)
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    Descriptive and Prescriptive Definitions of Emotion.Sherri C. Widen & James A. Russell - 2010 - Emotion Review 2 (4):377-378.
    Izard (2010) did not seek a descriptive definition of emotion—one that describes the concept as it is used by ordinary folk. Instead, he surveyed scientists’ prescriptive definitions—ones that prescribe how the concept should be used in theories of emotion. That survey showed a lack of agreement today and thus raised doubts about emotion as a useful scientific concept.
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    Comments on articles by frijda and by conway and bekerian.James A. Russell - 1987 - Cognition and Emotion 1 (2):193-197.
  12. Emotion in human consciousness is built on core affect.James A. Russell - 2005 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 12 (8-10):26-42.
    This article explores the idea that Core Affect provides the emotional quality to any conscious state. Core Affect is the neurophysiological state always accessible as simply feeling good or bad, energized or enervated, even if it is not always the focus of attention. Core Affect, alone or more typically combined with other psychological processes, is found in the experiences of feeling, mood and emotion, including the subjective experiences of fear, anger and other so-called basic emotions which are commonly thought to (...)
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  13. Episodic Memory as Re-Experiential Memory: Kantian, Developmental, and Neuroscientific Currents.James Russell - 2014 - Review of Philosophy and Psychology 5 (3):391-411.
    Recent work on the early development of episodic memory in my laboratory has been fuelled by the following assumption: if episodic memory is re-experiential memory then Kant’s analysis of the spatiotemporal nature of experience should constrain and positively influence theories of episodic memory development. The idea is that re-experiential memory will “inherit” these spatiotemporal features. On the basis of this assumption, Russell and Hanna (Mind and Language 27(1):29–54, 2012) proposed that (a) the spatial element of re-experience is egocentric and (b) (...)
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    “Can we say …?” Children's understanding of intensionality.James Russell - 1987 - Cognition 25 (3):289-308.
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    Is it disgusting to be reminded that you are an animal?Dolichan Kollareth & James A. Russell - 2017 - Cognition and Emotion 31 (7):1318-1332.
    Six studies tested the hypothesis that being reminded of our animal nature makes us feel disgust. Participants from three cultural groups indicated the intensity of their disgust reactions to pleasant and unpleasant animal reminder stories and pictures as well as to a statement directly reminding them of their animal nature. Findings did not support the hypothesis: Pleasant animal reminders reminded respondents of their animal nature, but were not disgusting. The direct reminder of our animal nature was not disgusting. There was (...)
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    Emotions Are Not Modules.James A. Russell - 2006 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 36 (sup1):53-71.
    Jane is calmly strolling through the forest one lovely day. Suddenly, a large spider drops in front of her face. She immediately freezes; her heart races; her hands tremble; her face broadcasts “fear.” She screams and runs away. Both before and after, she concedes that spiders in this forest are harmless.Jane's reaction to the spider contrasts greatly with the way she normally reacts to events. Normally, or so the story goes, Jane weighs her options thoughtfully, choosing a course of action (...)
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    At two with nature: agency and the development of self-world dualism.James Russell - 1995 - In Jose Luis Bermudez, Anthony J. Marcel & Naomi M. Eilan (eds.), The Body and the Self. MIT Press. pp. 127--151.
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    Do proposed facial expressions of contempt, shame, embarrassment, and compassion communicate the predicted emotion?Sherri C. Widen, Anita M. Christy, Kristen Hewett & James A. Russell - 2011 - Cognition and Emotion 25 (5):898-906.
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    Explaining mental life: some philosophical issues in psychology.James Russell - 1984 - New York: St. Martin's Press.
    William James's definition of psychology as 'the science of mental life' has been heard so often that we are apt to forget how radically it diverges from the view of psychology which so many of its practitioners hold today.
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    Shame as a Culture-Specific Emotion Concept.Dolichan Kollareth, Jose-Miguel Fernandez-Dols & James A. Russell - 2018 - Journal of Cognition and Culture 18 (3-4):274-292.
    On the assumption that shame is a universal emotion, cross-cultural research on shame relies on translations assumed to be equivalent in meaning. Our studies here questioned that assumption. In three studies,shamewas compared to its translations in Spanish and in Malayalam. American English speakers usedshamefor the emotional reaction to moral failures and its use correlated positively withguilt, whereasvergüenzaandnanakeduwere used less for moral stories and their use correlated less with the guilt words. In comparison with Spanish and Malayalam speakers’ ratings of their (...)
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    Emotions are not modules.James A. Russell - 2008 - In Luc Faucher & Christine Tappolet (eds.), The modularity of emotions. Calgary, Alta., Canada: University of Calgary Press. pp. 53-71.
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    On the limits of the relation of disgust to judgments of immorality.Mary H. Kayyal, Joseph Pochedly, Alyssa McCarthy & James A. Russell - 2015 - Frontiers in Psychology 6.
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    Introduction to special section: on defining emotion.James A. Russell - 2012 - Emotion Review 4 (4):337-337.
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    The within-subjects design in the study of facial expressions.Michelle Yik, Sherri C. Widen & James A. Russell - 2013 - Cognition and Emotion 27 (6):1062-1072.
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    The Relative Dominance of Different Facial Expressions of Emotion under Conditions of Perceptual Ambiguity.Stanley Coren & James A. Russell - 1992 - Cognition and Emotion 6 (5):339-356.
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    The English word disgust has no exact translation in Hindi or Malayalam.Dolichan Kollareth & James A. Russell - 2017 - Cognition and Emotion 31 (6):1169-1180.
    Do different languages have a translation for the English word disgust that labels the same underlying concept? If not, the English word might label a culture-specific concept. Four studies compared disgust to its common translation in Hindi and in Malayalam by examining two components of the concept thought of as a script: causal antecedent and facial expression. The English word was used to refer to reactions to both unclean substances and moral violations; Hindi and Malayalam translations referred mainly to moral (...)
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    On the Invalidity of Neta and Kim's Argument That Surprise is Always Valenced.Andrew Ortony & James A. Russell - 2024 - Emotion Review 16 (1):64-67.
    In a challenge to Basic Emotion theories, Ortony suggested in a recent article that the existence of affect-free surprise means that surprise is not necessarily valenced and therefore arguably not an emotion. In an article in response, Neta and Kim argued that surprise is always valenced and therefore is an emotion, with apparent cases of affect-free surprise actually being cases of the cognitive state of unexpectedness rather than surprise. We view Neta and Kim's position as resting on an idiosyncratic stipulation (...)
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    What is Language Development?: Rationalist, Empiricist, and Pragmatist Approaches to the Acquisition of Syntax.James Russell - 2004 - Oxford University Press.
    Language development is one of the major battle grounds within the humanities and sciences. This book presents, for the first time, an impartial account of the three dominant theories of language development. Written to be accessible for those within developmental psychology, philosophy, and linguistics, the book provides the reader with the information they need in order make up their own mind about this much debated issue.
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    Introduction: The return of pleasure.James Russell - 2003 - Cognition and Emotion 17 (2):161-165.
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    Children's and adults' understanding of the “disgust face”.Sherri C. Widen & James A. Russell - 2008 - Cognition and Emotion 22 (8):1513-1541.
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    Controlling Core Knowledge: Conditions for the Ascription of Intentional States to Self and Others by Children.James Russell - 2007 - Synthese 159 (2):167 - 196.
    The ascription of intentional states to the self involves knowledge, or at least claims to knowledge. Armed with the working definition of knowledge as 'the ability to do things, or refrain from doing things, or believe, or want, or doubt things, for reasons that are facts' [Hyman, J. Philos. Quart. 49:432—451], I sketch a simple competence model of acting and believing from knowledge and when knowledge is defeated by un-experienced changes of state. The model takes the form of three concentric (...)
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    Prototypicality of emotions: A reaction time study.Beverley Fehr, James A. Russell & Lawrence M. Ward - 1982 - Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society 20 (5):253-254.
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    Four Perspectives on the Psychology of Emotion: An Introduction.James A. Russell - 2014 - Emotion Review 6 (4):291-291.
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    The status of genetic epistemology.James Russell - 1979 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 9 (1):53–70.
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    In defense of a psychological constructionist account of emotion: Reply to Zachar.James A. Russell - 2008 - Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology 28 (2):423-429.
    Comment on an article by Peter Zachar An account of emotion must include categories and dimensions. Categories because humans categorize reality, and a person's categorization of their own state influences aspects of that state. Dimensions because humans are always in some state of Core Affect, which varies by degree along dimensions of valence and activation . In Psychological Construction, Core Affect and a host of other "components" are separate on-going processes, always in some pattern. Occasionally the pattern resembles a prototype (...)
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    Space and time in episodic memory.James Russell & Jonathan Davies - 2012 - In L. Filipovic & K. M. Jaszczolt (eds.), Space and Time in Languages and Cultures: Language, Culture, and Cognition. John Benjamins. pp. 283.
  37. Action from knowledge and conditioned behaviour. Part Two: Criteria for epistemic behaviour.James Russell - 1980 - Behaviorism 5 (2):133-148.
  38. Explaining Mental Life: Some Philosophical Issues in Psychology.James Russell - 1985 - Mind 94 (376):639-641.
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  39. Action from knowledge and conditioned behaviour. Part three: The human case.James Russell - 1981 - Behaviorism 9 (1):107-126.
  40. Action from knowledge and conditioned behaviour. Part one: the stratification of behaviour.James Russell - 1980 - Behaviorism 8 (1):87-98.
  41. Introduction to a Special Section on Basic Emotion Theory.James A. Russell, Erika L. Rosenberg & Marc D. Lewis - 2011 - Emotion Review 3 (4):363-363.
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    Purity is not a distinct moral domain.Dolichan Kollareth & James A. Russell - 2023 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 46:e308.
    Purity violations overlap with other moral domains. They are not uniquely characterized by hypothesized markers of purity – the witness's emotion of disgust, taint to perpetrator's soul, or the diminished role of intention in moral judgment. Thus, Fitouchi et al.'s proposition that puritanical morality (a subset of violations in the purity domain) is part of cooperation-based morality is an important advance.
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    Yovhannes Tʿlkurancʿi and the Medieval Armenian Lyric TraditionYovhannes Tlkuranci and the Medieval Armenian Lyric Tradition.Leonardo P. Alishan & James R. Russell - 1991 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 111 (1):167.
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    Zoroastrianism in Armenia.Jes P. Asmussen & James R. Russell - 1991 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 111 (1):151.
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    Facial expressions as performances in mime.Mahsa Ershadi, Thalia R. Goldstein, Joseph Pochedly & James A. Russell - 2017 - Cognition and Emotion 32 (3):494-503.
    That facial expressions are universal emotion signals has been supported by observers agreeing on the emotion mimed by actors. We show that actors can mime a diverse range of states: emotions, cognitions, physical states, and actions. English, Hindi, and Malayalam speakers viewed 25 video clips and indicated the state conveyed. Within each language, at least 23 of the 25 clips were recognised above chance and base rate. Facial expressions of emotions are not special in their recognisability, and it is miming (...)
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    Environmental effects on affiliation among strangers.Albert Mehrabian & James A. Russell - forthcoming - Humanitas.
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  47. Action from Knowledge and Conditioned Behavior Part Three: The Human Case.James Russell - 1981 - Behavior and Philosophy 9 (1):107.
     
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  48. Action from Knowledge and Conditioned Behaviour Part Two: Criteria for Epistemic Behaviour.James Russell - 1980 - Behavior and Philosophy 8 (2):133.
     
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  49. Action From Knowledge and Conditioned Behaviour Part One: The Stratification of Behaviour.James Russell - 1980 - Behavior and Philosophy 8 (1):87.
     
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    An Introduction to Ancient Iranian Religion. Readings from the Avesta and the Achaemenid Inscriptions.James R. Russell & William W. Malandra - 1985 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 105 (1):170.
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