Incidental anger and the desire to evaluate

  title={Incidental anger and the desire to evaluate},
  author={Scott S. Wiltermuth and L. Z. Tiedens},
  journal={Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes},
  • Scott S. Wiltermuth, L. Z. Tiedens
  • Published 2011
  • Psychology
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes
  • Our results indicate that people experiencing incidental anger are more likely than people in neutral and other emotional states to prefer to perform evaluative tasks, even though their anger may bias the evaluations they make. Induced anger increased participants' desire to evaluate others' ideas (Experiment 1) and made the evaluations of those ideas more negative in valence (Experiment 2). Anger increased the appeal of evaluating ideas when evaluations were expected to be largely negative but… CONTINUE READING
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