Dimensions of appraisal and physiological response in emotion.

  title={Dimensions of appraisal and physiological response in emotion.},
  author={C. A. P. Smith},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={56 3},
  • C. A. P. Smith
  • Published 1989 in Journal of personality and social psychology
Appraisal theorists propose physiological activity in emotion to be systematically organized around appraisal of the adaptational significance of the environment in ways that promote two functions commonly ascribed to emotion: communication and preparation for coping. However, relations between appraisal and physiological activity remain largely untested. This article reviews existing evidence to generate specific hypotheses linking appraisal to physiological activity and presents an imagery… CONTINUE READING

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