Who is Jerome Everett Singer?June 25, 2021
Jerome Everett Singer (1934–2010), described as the “second best author” in psychology, is the founding chair of the Department of Medicine and Clinical Psychology at Uniformed Services University.
He is best known for his contributions to the two-factor theory of emotion. He served as a committee member on human performance at the National Research Council. Singer has been involved in cognitive research in modern psychology. His main area of expertise is the psychological and physiological effects of various types of stress.
At the National Research Council, he studied a new version of medical psychology in which social psychology, psychopathology, and psychobiology were integrated. He focused on the effect of stress on physical and mental health. He has worked on topics as diverse as cognitive alterations of mood states, organ transplantation and psychosocial processes, type A behaviors and possible animal models, stress and the interaction between psychology and public health.
He has worked extensively with psychologist Schachter. The Schachter-Singer theory was a new theory that took into account cognitive factors. He developed a model of emotional experience using dual cognitive terminology. They suggested that with general autonomic arousal a particular emotion would be experienced by the individual and would return to perceive and interpret the continuation of the cycle.
This study, which was not fully accepted by the academic community, was criticized by some for placing too much emphasis on a “general model of excitement” and not adequately explaining the alleged emotion process in the autonomic nervous system.
Prepared by: Sociologist Ömer YILDIRIM
Source: Ömer YILDIRIM’s Personal Lecture Notes. Atatürk University Sociology Department 1st Year “Introduction to Philosophy” and 2nd, 3rd, 4th Grade “History of Philosophy” Lecture Notes (Ömer YILDIRIM); Open Education Philosophy Textbook; Translation: Tuba Yildirim