Beyond valence: Toward a model of emotion-specific influences on judgement and choice

  title={Beyond valence: Toward a model of emotion-specific influences on judgement and choice},
  author={Jennifer Susan Lerner and Dacher Keltner},
  journal={Cognition and Emotion},
  pages={473 - 493}
Most theories of affective influences on judgement and choice take a valence-based approach, contrasting the effects of positive versus negative feeling states. These approaches have not specified if and when distinct emotions of the same valence have different effects on judgement. In this article, we propose a model of emotion-specific influences on judgement and choice. We posit that each emotion is defined by a tendency to perceive new events and objects in ways that are consistent with the… 

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