„Unable to find scholarly employment during this period of the Great Depression, Tomkins spent the next two years in New York City gainfully employed as a handicapper for a racing syndicate, success he attributed both to his remarkable ability to “read the faces” of race horses and the willingness to assemble and study detailed records on horses, jockeys, and the tracks they raced. “ (Über Silvan Solomon Tomkins)
Tomkins, Silvan S. (1962), Affect Imagery Consciousness: Volume I, The Positive Affects. London: Tavistock.
Tomkins, Silvan S. (1963), Affect Imagery Consciousness: Volume II, The Negative Affects.
Tomkins, Silvan S. (1991), Affect Imagery Consciousness Volume III. The Negative Affects: Anger and Fear New York: Springer.