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The Psychology of Passion

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Table of Contents

Part 1. Introduction ; 1. On the Concept of Passion ; 2. A History and Definition of Passion ; Part 2. Theory and Method ; 3. The Dualistic Model of Passion ; 4. The Method of Passion ; 5. The Development of Passion ; Part 3. Intrapersonal Consequences ; 6. Passion and Cognition ; 7. Passion and Emotions ; 8. Passion and Psychological Well-Being ; 9. Passion and Physical Health ; 10. Passion and Performance and Creativity ; Part 4. Interpersonal Relationships, Intergroup Relations, and Societal Consequences ; 11. Passion and Interpersonal Relationships ; 12. Passion and Intergroup and Societal Outcomes ; Part 5. Conclusion ; 13. Summing Up ; References

About the Author

Professor Robert J. Vallerand is a Full Professor of Social Psychology at the Universite du Quebec a Montreal and Professorial Fellow at the Australian Catholic University. He is recognized as one of the leading experts on motivational processes. He has published 7 books and over 300 scientific publications. Prof Vallerand has served as President of the Canadian Psychological Association and the International Positive Psychology Association. He is a Fellow of over a dozen learned societies including the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, and several others. He has also received the Donald O. Hebb Career Award from the Canadian Psychological Association and the Sport Science Award from the International Olympic Committee.


The Psychology of Passion: A Dualistic Model is an outstanding monograph offering the researcher and advanced student a thorough introduction to the Dualistic Model of Passion (DMP). * Cynthia L. S. Pury, in PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 61, No. 2, January 2016 *

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