Affective Influence on Judgments and Decisions: Moving towards Core Mechanisms

  title={Affective Influence on Judgments and Decisions: Moving towards Core Mechanisms},
  author={Piotr Winkielman and Brian Knutson and Martin P. Paulus and Jennifer L. Trujillo},
  journal={Review of General Psychology},
  pages={179 - 192}
This article reviews psychological accounts of affective influence on judgments and decisions and argues that these accounts can be enriched by insights from biopsychology. The authors show how biopsychological research helps (1) reveal the sources of values and feelings; (2) predict when affect will influence attentional, perceptual, memorial, and decision processes; and (3) identify precise mechanisms underlying the interaction between affective and cognitive systems. The authors also propose… 

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