The Art of Anger

  title={The Art of Anger},
  author={Henk Aarts and Kirsten I. Ruys and Harm Veling and Robert A. Renes and Jasper H. B. de Groot and Anna M. van Nunen and Sarit Geertjes},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={1406 - 1410}
Anger has a special status among the emotions in that it can elicit avoidance as well as approach motivation. This study tested the ignored role of reward context in potentiating approach rather than avoidance responses toward objects associated with anger. In Experiment 1, angry and neutral facial expressions were parafoveally paired with common objects, and responses to the objects were assessed by subjective reports of motivation to obtain them. In Experiment 2, objects were again paired… 

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