Approach and Avoidance Behaviour: Multiple Systems and their Interactions

@article{Corr2013ApproachAA,
  title={Approach and Avoidance Behaviour: Multiple Systems and their Interactions},
  author={Philip J. Corr},
  journal={Emotion Review},
  year={2013},
  volume={5},
  pages={285 - 290}
}
  • P. Corr
  • Published 1 July 2013
  • Psychology, Biology
  • Emotion Review
Approach–avoidance theories describe the major systems that motivate behaviours in reaction to classes of appetitive (rewarding) and aversive (punishing) stimuli. The literature points to two major “avoidance” systems, one related to pure avoidance and escape of aversive stimuli, and a second, to behavioural inhibition induced by the detection of goal conflict (in addition, there is evidence for nonaffective behavioural constraint). A third major system, responsible for approach behaviour, is… 

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