The Two General Activation Systems of Affect : Structural Findings , Evolutionary Considerations , and Psychobiological Evidence

@inproceedings{Watson1999TheTG,
  title={The Two General Activation Systems of Affect : Structural Findings , Evolutionary Considerations , and Psychobiological Evidence},
  author={David D Watson and David Wiese and Jatin G. Vaidya},
  year={1999}
}
D. Watson and A. Tellegen (19X5') proposed a "consensual" structure of affect based on J. A. Russell's (1980) circumplcx. The authors" review of the literature indicates that this 2-factor model captures robust structural properties of self-rated mood. Nevertheless, the evidence also indicates that the circumplcx does not fit the data closely and needs to be refined. Most notably, the model's dimensions are not entirely independent: moreover, with the exception of Pleasantness—Unpleasantness… CONTINUE READING
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