The two general activation systems of affect: Structural findings, evolutionary considerations, and psychobiological evidence

@article{Watson1999TheTG,
  title={The two general activation systems of affect: Structural findings, evolutionary considerations, and psychobiological evidence},
  author={D. Watson and D. Wiese and J. Vaidya and A. Tellegen},
  journal={Journal of Personality and Social Psychology},
  year={1999},
  volume={76},
  pages={820-838}
}
D. Watson and A. Tellegen (1985) proposed a consensual structure of affect based on J. A. Russell's (1980) circumplex. 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 circumplex 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, they… Expand
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