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THE BENEFITS OF NEGATIVE MOOD FOR SOCIAL COGNITION AND SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR

@inproceedings{Forgas2011THEBO,
  title={THE BENEFITS OF NEGATIVE MOOD FOR SOCIAL COGNITION AND SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR},
  author={J. Forgas},
  year={2011}
}
This chapter will argue that affective reactions, and negative affective states in particular, are likely to provide important benefits for social cognition and strategic interpersonal behaviours in everyday life (Frijda, 1986), operating like domainspecific adaptations (Tooby & Cosmides, 1992). In contrast with the overwhelming emphasis claiming exclusive benefits for positive affect in the recent literature, the results of the experiments presented here highlight the potentially adaptive and… Expand

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