Anger is an approach-related affect: evidence and implications.

@article{Carver2009AngerIA,
  title={Anger is an approach-related affect: evidence and implications.},
  author={Charles S Carver and Eddie Harmon-Jones},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  year={2009},
  volume={135 2},
  pages={
          183-204
        }
}
The authors review a range of evidence concerning the motivational underpinnings of anger as an affect, with particular reference to the relationship between anger and anxiety or fear. The evidence supports the view that anger relates to an appetitive or approach motivational system, whereas anxiety relates to an aversive or avoidance motivational system. This evidence appears to have 2 implications. One implication concerns the nature of anterior cortical asymmetry effects. The evidence… Expand

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