Remembering past emotions: The role of current appraisals

@article{Levine2001RememberingPE,
  title={Remembering past emotions: The role of current appraisals},
  author={Linda J. Levine and Vincent Prohaska and Stewart L. Burgess and John A. Rice and Tracy M. Laulhere},
  journal={Cognition and Emotion},
  year={2001},
  volume={15},
  pages={393 - 417}
}
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