Averill, J. R. (1974). An analysis of psychophysiological symbolism and its influence on theories of emotion. Journal for the Theory of Social Behavior, 4, 147-190.
Reprinted in: R. Harré & W. G. Parrott (Eds.) (1996). The emotions: Social, cultural and biological dimensions (pp. 204-228). London: Sage.
Annotation: Speculations on the relation between emotions and bodily processes, especially visceral activity, from the ancient Greeks to modern times.

Averill, J. R. (1980). On the paucity of positive emotions. In K. Blankstein, P. Pliner, & J. Polivy (Eds.), Advances in the study of communication and affect: Vol. 6. Assessment and modification of emotional behavior (pp. 7-45). New York: Plenum.
Annotation: Data on the relative frequency of positive and negative emotional concepts, with observations on the theories of James, Dewey, Wundt, Titchener, and Schachter and Singer.

Averill, J. R. (1990). Inner feelings, works of the flesh, the beast within, diseases of the mind, driving force, and putting on a show: Six metaphors of emotion and their theoretical extensions. In D. E. Leary (Ed.), Metaphors in the history of psychology (pp. 104-132). New York: Cambridge University Press.
Annotation: The origins of some common metaphors of emotion and their counterparts in contemporary theories of emotion.

Averill, J. R. (1992). William James's other theory of emotion. In M. E. Donnelly (Ed.), Reinterpreting the legacy of William James (221-229). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Annotation: A critique of the James-Lange theory of emotion, and a positive evaluation of the much richer theory implicit in James's Variety of Religious Experiences.