There are many meanings of shame running along a continuum of sensitivity to disapproval. Identifying and distinguishing among them reveals that the core of the most intensive version of shame is the belief of personal unworthiness, which in turn reveals the internalized nature of shame, its difference from embarrassment and guilt, and its role in human development.
Adeptly employs computer simulations to illustrate a non-teleological, evolutionary account of human emotion. Explains emotion in terms of the phylogeny and neural substrates of human emotion. He is less successful in arguing that consciousness is an emergent property of the brain.
Explores the difference between depression and the via negativa approach to enlightenment.
Because email lacks so many of the non-verbal cues
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Explains the emotions of guilt and shame in terms of
their characteristic belief: doing wrong and being unlovable, respectively.
Distinguishes them from fear of punishment, desire for punishment, regret,
disappointment with oneself, fear of rejection, sense of inferiority, and
embarrassment. Identifies inconsistencies in