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Embitterment: Societal, psychological, and clinical perspectives


Embitterment: Societal, psychological, and clinical perspectives. Edited by: Linden, M; Maercker, Andreas (2011). Wien: Springer.

Abstract

Embitterment is a distinct state of mood known to everybody. It can be seen in the context of exceptional though normal negative live events. It is an emotional reaction e.g. to humiliation, to being severely disappointed by others or to violations of basic values.
Embitterment is accompanied by other emotions like hope- and helplessness, lowered mood and inhibition in drive, aggression towards oneself and others. It can end in suicide or even murder suicide.
But despite the high prevalence rates, the detrimental effects on the individual and the forensic and societal importance embitterment has so far not found appropriate scientific attention.
In this book pioneers in embitterment research summarize the current knowledge on embitterment, its triggers, phenomenology and consequences. The work shall stimulate the international debate, contribute to a better understanding of embitterment and appreciate the impact of exceptional but normal negative life events on psyhological well-being in its full extent.

Abstract

Embitterment is a distinct state of mood known to everybody. It can be seen in the context of exceptional though normal negative live events. It is an emotional reaction e.g. to humiliation, to being severely disappointed by others or to violations of basic values.
Embitterment is accompanied by other emotions like hope- and helplessness, lowered mood and inhibition in drive, aggression towards oneself and others. It can end in suicide or even murder suicide.
But despite the high prevalence rates, the detrimental effects on the individual and the forensic and societal importance embitterment has so far not found appropriate scientific attention.
In this book pioneers in embitterment research summarize the current knowledge on embitterment, its triggers, phenomenology and consequences. The work shall stimulate the international debate, contribute to a better understanding of embitterment and appreciate the impact of exceptional but normal negative life events on psyhological well-being in its full extent.

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Item Type:Edited Scientific Work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Psychology
Dewey Decimal Classification:150 Psychology
Date:2011
Deposited On:29 Oct 2010 08:51
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 14:15
Publisher:Springer
Number of Pages:328
ISBN:978-3211997406
Official URL:http://www.springer.com/psychology/book/978-3-211-99740-6

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