Emotional valence and contextual affordances flexibly shape approach-avoidance movements

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Behavior is influenced by the emotional content-or valence-of stimuli in our environment. Positive stimuli facilitate approach, whereas negative stimuli facilitate defensive actions such as avoidance (flight) and attack (fight). Facilitation of approach or avoidance movements may also be influenced by whether it is the self that moves relative to a stimulus… (More)
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00933

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