Learning where to look for danger: integrating affective and spatial information.

@article{Crawford2002LearningWT,
  title={Learning where to look for danger: integrating affective and spatial information.},
  author={L. Elizabeth Crawford and John T. Cacioppo},
  journal={Psychological science},
  year={2002},
  volume={13 5},
  pages={449-53}
}
Although not previously addressed by researchers of spatial cognition or affect, the combination of spatial and affective information is essential for many approach and avoidance behaviors, and thus for survivaL We provide the first evidence that through incidental experience, people form representations that capture correlations between affective and spatial information. Participants were able to do so even when the correlation was weak, they were not told to look for the correlation, and the… CONTINUE READING