The effect of modifying automatic action tendencies on overt avoidance behaviors.

@article{Amir2013TheEO,
  title={The effect of modifying automatic action tendencies on overt avoidance behaviors.},
  author={Nader Amir and Jennie M Kuckertz and Sadia Najmi},
  journal={Emotion},
  year={2013},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={478-84}
}
We used the Approach-Avoidance Task (AAT) to examine the role of automatic action tendencies. We hypothesized that, after manipulation of automatic action tendencies, participants would be more likely to approach feared objects when compared with participants in a control condition. Participants were instructed to push or pull a joystick, resulting in contamination-related and neutral pictures moving progressively away from or toward them, respectively. We manipulated approach by building a… CONTINUE READING
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