Approach and avoidance as action effects.

@article{Dantzig2008ApproachAA,
  title={Approach and avoidance as action effects.},
  author={Saskia van Dantzig and Diane Pecher and Rolf A. Zwaan},
  journal={Quarterly journal of experimental psychology},
  year={2008},
  volume={61 9},
  pages={1298-306}
}
Numerous studies use arm movements (arm flexion and extension) to investigate the interaction between emotional stimuli and approach/avoidance behaviour. In many experiments, however, these arm movements are ambiguous. Arm flexion can be interpreted either as pulling (approach) or as withdrawing (avoidance). On the contrary, arm extension can be interpreted as reaching (approach) or as pushing (avoidance). This ambiguity can be resolved by regarding approach and avoidance as flexible action… CONTINUE READING

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