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The Psychology of Desire
Author: Wilhelm Hofmann

ISBN: 9781462527687
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 474
Published: 16 June 2016
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.6 x 2.1
Description:
Providing a comprehensive perspective on human desire, this volume brings together leading experts from multiple psychological subdisciplines. It addresses such key questions as how desires of different kinds emerge, how they influence judgment and decision making, and how problematic desires can be effectively controlled. Current research is reviewed on underlying brain mechanisms and regulatory processes.

Cutting-edge measurement tools are described, including practical recommendations for their use. The book also examines pathological forms of desire and the complex relationship between desire and happiness. The concluding section analyzes specific applied domains - eating, sex, aggression, substance use, shopping, and social media.

About the Authors

Wilhelm Hofmann, PhD, is Professor of Social and Economic Cognition at the University of Cologne, Germany. He also has taught and conducted research at the University of Würzburg (Germany), the University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands), and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Dr. Hofmann has written more than 60 profes...

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