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Power, approach, and inhibition.
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Predictors from recent theorizing about approach and inhibition are derived and the potential moderators and consequences of these power-related behavioral patterns are discussed.
Fear, anger, and risk.
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The present studies highlight multiple benefits of studying specific emotions as a complement to studies that link affective valence to judgment outcomes, and predict that fear and anger have opposite effects on risk perception.
Beyond valence: Toward a model of emotion-specific influences on judgement and choice
Most theories of affective influences on judgement and choice take a valence-based approach, contrasting the effects of positive versus negative feeling states. These approaches have not specified if
Approaching awe, a moral, spiritual, and aesthetic emotion
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It is suggested that two appraisals are central and are present in all clear cases of awe: perceived vastness, and a need for accommodation, defined as an inability to assimilate an experience into current mental structures.
Social Functions of Emotions at Four Levels of Analysis
In this paper we integrate claims and ® ndings concerning the social functions of emotions at the individual, dyadic, group, and cultural levels of analysis. Across levels of analysis theorists
Compassion: an evolutionary analysis and empirical review.
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This empirical review reveals compassion to have distinct appraisal processes attuned to undeserved suffering; distinct signaling behavior related to caregiving patterns of touch, posture, and vocalization; and a phenomenological experience and physiological response that orients the individual to social approach.
Signs of appeasement: evidence for the distinct displays of embarrassment, amusement, and shame
According to appeasement hypotheses, embarrassment should have a distinct nonverbal display that is more readily perceived when displayed by individuals from lower status groups. The evidence from 5
The nature of awe: Elicitors, appraisals, and effects on self-concept
Awe has been defined as an emotional response to perceptually vast stimuli that overwhelm current mental structures, yet facilitate attempts at accommodation. Four studies are presented showing the
Having less, giving more: the influence of social class on prosocial behavior.
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Mediator and moderator data showed that lower class individuals acted in a more prosocial fashion because of a greater commitment to egalitarian values and feelings of compassion, and implications for social class, prosocial behavior, and economic inequality are discussed.
Oxytocin receptor genetic variation relates to empathy and stress reactivity in humans
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The results provide evidence of how a naturally occurring genetic variation of the oxytocin receptor relates to both empathy and stress profiles and suggest that AA/AG individuals displayed higher physiological and dispositional stress reactivity than GG individuals.
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