The Oxford Handbook of Positive Emotion and Psychopathology

ISBN : 9780190653200

June Gruber
896 Pages
178 x 178 mm
Pub date
Nov 2019
Oxford Library of Psychology
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Considerable research has been devoted to understanding how positive emotional processes influence our thoughts and behaviors, and the resulting body of work clearly indicates that positive emotion is a vital ingredient in our human quest towards well-being and thriving. Yet the role of positive emotion in psychopathology has been underemphasized, such that comparatively less scientific attention has been devoted to understanding ways in which positive emotions might influence and be influenced by psychological disturbance. Presenting cutting-edge scientific work from an internationally-renowned group of contributors, The Oxford Handbook of Positive Emotion and Psychopathology provides unparalleled insight into the role of positive emotions in mental health and illness. The book begins with a comprehensive overview of key psychological processes that link positive emotional experience and psychopathological outcomes. The following section focuses on specific psychological disorders, including depression, anxiety, trauma, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia, as well as developmental considerations. The third and final section of the Handbook discusses translational implications of this research and how examining populations characterized by positive emotion disturbance enables a better understanding of psychiatric course and risk factors, while simultaneously generating opportunities to bridge gaps between basic science models and psychosocial interventions. With its rich and multi-layered focus, The Oxford Handbook of Positive Emotion and Psychopathology will be of interest to researchers, teachers, and students from a range of disciplines, including social psychology, clinical psychology and psychiatry, biological psychology and health psychology, affective science, and neuroscience.


1. Introduction
June Gruber, Margaret R. Tobias, Michael C. Flux, and Kirsten E. Gilbert

2. Pursuing Positive Emotion: When and Why Could Wanting to Feel Happy be Linked to Psychopathology?
Brett Q. Ford

3. Pleasant Emotions and Psychopathology: The Importance of Meta-Emotion
Howard Berenbaum and Phillip I. Chow

4. Positive and Negative Emotion Goals in Psychopathology
Yael Millgram and Maya Tamir

5. A Regulatory Flexibility Perspective on Positive Emotion
Philippa-Sophie Connolly, Thomas D. Hull, and George A. Bonanno

6. Positive Emotional Disturbance in Psychopathology: A Hierarchical Structural Approach
David Watson and Kasey Stanton

7. A Neuroscientific Hypothesis Concerning Poor Memory for Positive Material in Depression
Daniel G. Dillon

8. Indices and Correlates of Positive Emotion in Psychopathology: Methodological and Design Considerations
Sunny J. Dutra, Marianne Reddan, John R. Purcell, Hillary C. Devlin, and Keith M. Welker

9. Attentional Bias And Well-Being: How The Bias That Feels Best Can Be Bad For Us
Ben Grafton and Colin MacLeod

10. Goal Dysregulation in Depression, Mania, and Schizophrenia
Sheri L. Johnson, Amy Sanchez, and Charles S. Carver

11. Reward Hypersensitivity in Bipolar Spectrum Disorders: From Mechanisms to Markers to Treatment
Robin Nusslock, James Glazer, Tommy H. Ng, Madison K. Titone, and Lauren B. Alloy

12. A Liking versus Wanting Perspective on Emotion and the Brain
Kent C. Berridge

13. Positive Emotion-Based Impulsivity as a Transdiagnostic Endophenotype
Miji Um and Melissa A. Cyders

14. Neurobiological Reward-Related Abnormalities across Mood Disorders
Alexis E. Whitton, Michael T. Treadway, Manon L. Ironside, and Diego A. Pizzagalli

15. Positive Emotion Regulation in Depression
W. Michael Vanderlind and Jutta Joormann
16. Positive Valence System Dysregulation in Psychosis: A Comparative Analysis
Deanna M. Barch, David Pagliaccio, and Katherine Luking

17. Don't Worry, Be Happy: Positive Emotion Generation and Regulation in Social Anxiety Disorder
Hooria Jazaieri, Amanda S. Morrison, and James J. Gross

18. Positive Emotion in Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Ilana Seager, Douglas S. Mennin, and Amelia Aldao

19. Specifying the Connection between Reward Processing and Antisocial Psychopathology across Development: Review, Integration, and Future Directions
Suzanne Estrada, Scott Tillem, Allison Stuppy-Sullivan, and Arielle Baskin-Sommers

20. Positive Emotion in Borderline Personality Disorder
Jill M. Hooley and Sara R. Masland

21. Reward Dysregulation in Sexual Function
Nicole Prause

22. Positive Mood States and Gambling Disorder
Sarah W. Yip, Zu Wei Zhai, Iris M. Balodis, and Marc N. Potenza

23. Positive Affect and Biological Rhythms: Interactions in General Population and Clinical Samples
Jamie Byrne and Greg Murray

24. Positive Emotion Dysregulation in Eating Disorders and Obesity
Edward A. Selby, Emily Panza, and Maribel Plasencia

25. Effects of Positive Emotion on Pain: Mechanisms and Interventions
Emma Hitchcock, Afton L. Hassett, and Tor D. Wager

26. Why Do People Hurt Themselves? Self-Harm as a Means to Attain Positive Emotion
Peter J. Franz, Evan M. Kleiman, and Matthew K. Nock

27. Neurobiology of Positive Emotion Disruption in Neurodegenerative Disease
Virginia E. Sturm and Robert W. Levenson

28. Reward Disruption in the Development of Depression
Erika E. Forbes and Melynda D. Casement

29. Protector and Casualty: The Dual Processes of Positive Emotion in Early-life Adversity
Meg Dennison and Katie McLaughlin

30. Transdiagnostic Treatments for Enhancing Positive Affect and Wellbeing
Hannah Boettcher, Steven Sandage, Heather M. Latin, and David H. Barlow

31. Augmenting Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to Build Positive Mood in Depression
Barney D. Dunn

32. Facilitation of Positive Emotions through Mindfulness-Based Therapy
Nicole Geschwind, Saara Martinmaki, and Eric Garland

33. Psychological Treatments for Anhedonia: Reward Anticipation, Consumption, and Learning
Halina J. Dour, Richard T. LeBeau, and Michelle G. Craske

34. From Feeling Good to Doing Good
Gabrielle Oettingen and Peter M. Gollwitzer $ https://global.oup.com/academic/product/9780190653200

About the author: 

June Gruber, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Colorado, and Director of the Positive Emotion and Psychopathology Laboratory. A licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Gruber has published over 100 articles and chapters, and her work has been recognized by the Association for Psychological Science's (APS) Rising Star Award and Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions, NARSAD Young Investigator Award, and Yale University's Arthur Greer Memorial Prize for Outstanding Junior Faculty, and she was named an APS Fellow. She co-writes a mentoring column Letters to Young Scientists for Science Careers, and co-edited the book Positive Emotion: Integrating the Light Sides and Dark Sides. Dr. Gruber is also an Associate Editor and former Interim Editor-in-Chief for Perspectives on Psychological Science.

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