The Blues Broaden, but the Nasty Narrows

  title={The Blues Broaden, but the Nasty Narrows},
  author={Philip A. Gable and E. Harmon-Jones},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={211 - 215}
  • Philip A. Gable, E. Harmon-Jones
  • Published 2010
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychological Science
  • Positive and negative affects high in motivational intensity cause a narrowing of attentional focus. In contrast, positive affects low in motivational intensity cause a broadening of attentional focus. The attentional consequences of negative affects low in motivational intensity have not been experimentally investigated. Experiment 1 compared the attentional consequences of negative affect low in motivational intensity (sadness) relative to a neutral affective state. Results indicated that low… CONTINUE READING
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