GOOD AND BAD FEELINGS by Mark L. Stein

GOOD AND BAD FEELINGS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Careful not to disturb anyone's feelings, Stein looks at the five ""important"" ones: anger, love, fear, happiness and sadness. He points to the parts of the brain associated with anger and pleasure, the experiments showing that love is part instinctive and part learned, and examples of fears being generalized and displaced. The approach is strictly informational, with no attempt to help readers cope with their feelings or understand them in any but an academic way, and Unlike LeShan (1972), Stein doesn't deal with specific, confusing or ambivalent feelings or (despite the title) guilt about ""bad"" ones. (However, his bland, unqualified assumption that ""you"" love your parents, Sisters and brothers might in itself rouse some uncomfortable feelings.) Skin deep, and you are justfiied in feeling indifferent.

Pub Date: April 14th, 1976
Page count: 96pp
Publisher: Morrow