Does Negative Affect Always Narrow and Positive Affect Always Broaden the Mind? Considering the Influence of Motivational Intensity on Cognitive Scope

@article{HarmonJones2013DoesNA,
  title={Does Negative Affect Always Narrow and Positive Affect Always Broaden the Mind? Considering the Influence of Motivational Intensity on Cognitive Scope},
  author={E. Harmon-Jones and Philip A. Gable and T. Price},
  journal={Current Directions in Psychological Science},
  year={2013},
  volume={22},
  pages={301 - 307}
}
  • E. Harmon-Jones, Philip A. Gable, T. Price
  • Published 2013
  • Psychology
  • Current Directions in Psychological Science
  • Research over the last 5 decades has suggested that negative affective states narrow cognitive scope, whereas positive affective states broaden cognitive scope. An examination of this past research, however, reveals that only negative affects of high motivational intensity (e.g., fear, stress) and positive affects of low motivational intensity (e.g., gratitude, amusement) may have been examined. Consequently, over the last 5 years, research has examined positive and negative affects that are… CONTINUE READING
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