Affective Arousal as Information: How Affective Arousal Influences Judgments, Learning, and Memory.

@article{Storbeck2008AffectiveAA,
  title={Affective Arousal as Information: How Affective Arousal Influences Judgments, Learning, and Memory.},
  author={Justin Storbeck and Gerald L. Clore},
  journal={Social and personality psychology compass},
  year={2008},
  volume={2 5},
  pages={1824-1843}
}
The affect-as-information framework posits that affect is embodied information about value and importance. The valence dimension of affect provides evaluative information about stimulus objects, which plays a role in judgment and decisionmaking. Affect can also provide evaluative information about one's own cognitions and response inclinations, information that guides thinking and reasoning. In particular, positive affect often promotes, and negative affect inhibits, accessible responses or… CONTINUE READING
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