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James P. Davis and Alberto Bellocchi

Emotion research is now a well-established and expanding sub-field of science education research ( Bellocchi, Quigley, & Otrel-Cass, 2017 ). Despite some early efforts in the study of affect (e.g., Alsop, 2005 ), a more general construct than emotion, the field of science education has taken

Managing Emotions

Outcomes of a Breathing Intervention in Year 10 Science


Donna King, Maryam Sandhu, Senka Henderson and Stephen M. Ritchie

, Maryam Sandhu and Ben Boland (2017) conducted a study in a middle-years science classroom that showed managing students’ emotions is necessary because negative emotions such as frustration and anxiety can impact negatively on students’ learning, concentration, and confidence to persist with challenges

“This Is Not a Sex-Education Class, This Is Biology!”

Students’ Regulation of Their Emotions in Science


Louisa Tomas and Donna Rigano

Science in schools is often portrayed as a purely cognitive endeavor; yet, affective dimensions such as interest, attitudes, values and emotions play a central role in learning and teaching, and in supporting students’ wellbeing in educational settings ( Bellocchi, Quigley, & Otrel-Cass, 2017


Stephen M. Ritchie

Events and Emotion Throughout history events have evoked strong emotional responses by those who experience the event directly or vicariously. The terrorist attack on New York in 2001 (i.e., 9/11) caused fear, followed by anger and deep sorrow once we understood what had happened. In contrast


Louisa Tomas, Donna King, Senka Henderson, Donna Rigano and Maryam Sandhu

students’ waning interest, particularly in light of the concerns surrounding students’ disenchantment with school science ( Osborne, Simon, & Collins, 2003 ). While the embodiment of strong emotions about a science topic can lead to increased interest and continued engagement in science ( Collins, 2004

American Circumstance

Anniversary Edition


Patricia Leavy

A Sense Publishers Bestseller!

Paige Michaels comes from the kind of wealth that few experience. The daughter of a notoriously successful banker who wielded great political power, she grew up in an extraordinary world peopled by the political leaders of tomorrow. Now one mistake rooted in her past is threatening to unravel her perfect life. After years as a stay-at-home mother living in New Jersey, Mollie Johnston convinces her husband, Paul, to move back to New York to fulfill her dream of living amid the bright lights. Mollie is uncomfortable in her own body and is always worried about how others perceive her and Paul. Once she sees how the other half lives, will she come to see herself and her marriage more clearly? Gwen McAndrews is the ultimate New York socialite and is the envy of those impressed by her grandeur, but is there more than meets the eye? In addition to Paige, Mollie, and Gwen, a cast of characters’stories are interwoven into the text—parents, children, caretakers, childhood friends, old lovers, and spouses.

Thoroughly copyedited and revised, this Anniversary Edition also includes brand new content: a new chapter titled "The Road Trip" (an epilogue), an afterword, and a further engagement section for book club or class use. The novel can be used as supplemental reading in courses across the disciplines that deal with gender, social class, inequality, power, family systems, relational communication, intimate relationships, identity, American culture, narrative or creative writing. It can also be read in book clubs or entirely for pleasure.


Kerry Montero and Judith Bessant

any other form of truth. All this also has the effect of ignoring the ways emotions variously expressed inform political action ( Barbalet 1998 ; Manning and Holmes 2014 ; Bruter et al. 2016 ). In short, the focus on rationality ignores the role of ‘non-rational’ activities; it ignores emotions

David Horton Smith

religious in the broadest social sense. Deviant hedonic satisfaction DNG types studied had a variety of strong ideologies in their origins phases, all of which emphasized some form of hedonism and/or emotionally satisfying leisure activities that expressed important emotions of the participants

Robert A. Stebbins

–198, 204–205). Seligman, a key figure in the recent study of positive psychology, has argued (2012) that finding and making the good life involves Positive Emotions, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, and Accomplishments (acronym: PERMA ), most or all of which can be found in association volunteering

David Horton Smith

/dispositions, affects/emotions, goals/outcomes, intellectual abilities, cognitions, the self, [examined both explicitly/consciously and implicitly/unconsciously] and resulting behaviors. quoted with permission from Smith, Stebbins, & Grotz, 2016, pp. 1376–1377 C Scientific Paradigm Shifts, Metaphors, and Broader