Subject: facial muscle contractions | affective S–R compatibility | Psychology | Review | emotional responses | BF1-990 | approach and avoidance | theory of event coding
Several emotion theorists suggest that valenced stimuli automatically trigger motivational orientations and thereby facilitate corresponding behavior. Positive stimuli were thought to activate approach motivational circuits which in turn primed approach-related behavior... View more
Chen M. Bargh J. A. (1999). Consequences of automatic evaluation: immediate behavioral predispositions to approach or avoid the stimulus. Personal. Soc. Psychol. Bull. 25, 215–224. 10.1177/0146167299025002007
Darwin C. (1872). The Expression of Emotion in Man and Animal. New York: Philosophical Library.
Davidson R. J. (1984). “Affect, cognition and hemispheric specialization,” in Emotion, Cognition and Behavior, eds Izard C. E. Kagan J. Zajonc R. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press), 320–365.
Davidson R. J. (1987). “Cerebral asymmetry and the nature of emotion: implications for the study of individual differences and psychopathology,” in Cerebral Dynamics, Laterality and Psychopathology, eds Takahashi R. Flor-Henry P. Gruzelier J. Niwa S. (New York, NY: Elsevier), 71–83.