Emotion Review 5 (3):280-284 (2013)
AbstractTheory suggests that stimulus evaluations automatically evoke approach–avoidance behavior. However, the extent to which approach–avoidance behavior is triggered automatically is not yet clear. Furthermore, the nature of automatically triggered approach–avoidance behavior is controversial. We review research on two views on the type of approach–avoidance behavior that is triggered automatically (arm flexion/extension, distance change). Present evidence supports the distance-change view and corroborates the notion of an automatic pathway from evaluation to distance-change behavior. We discuss underlying mechanisms (direct stimulus–response links, outcome anticipations, goals) as well as implications regarding the flexibility of the evaluation–behavior link
Similar books and articles
Added to PP
Historical graph of downloads
Citations of this work
The Power of Goal-Directed Processes in the Causation of Emotional and Other Actions.Agnes Moors, Yannick Boddez & Jan De Houwer - 2017 - Emotion Review 9 (4):310-318.
Anticipatory Control of Approach and Avoidance: An Ideomotor Approach.Andreas B. Eder & Bernhard Hommel - 2013 - Emotion Review 5 (3):275-279.
Evidence for the embodiment of the automatic approach bias.Johannes Solzbacher, Artur Czeszumski, Sven Walter & Peter König - 2022 - Frontiers in Psychology 13.
Approach–Avoidance Motivation and Emotion: Convergence and Divergence.Andrew J. Elliot, Andreas B. Eder & Eddie Harmon-Jones - 2013 - Emotion Review 5 (3):308-311.
The contextual malleability of approach-avoidance training effects: approaching or avoiding fear conditioned stimuli modulates effects of approach-avoidance training.Gaëtan Mertens, Pieter Van Dessel & Jan De Houwer - 2017 - Cognition and Emotion 32 (2):341-349.
References found in this work
The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals.Charles Darwin - 2018 - Mineola, New York: Courier Dover Publications.
Controlled and automatic human information processing: Perceptual learning, automatic attending, and a general theory.Richard M. Shiffrin & Walter Schneider - 1977 - Psychological Review 84 (2):128-90.
Toward an instance theory of automatization.Gordon D. Logan - 1988 - Psychological Review 95 (4):492-527.
Toward an Instance Theory of Automatization.G. D. Logan - 1987 - Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society 25 (5):342-342.