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Demystifying the role of emotion in behaviour : toward a goal-directed account

(2019) COGNITION & EMOTION. 33(1). p.94-100
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The paper sketches the historical development from emotion as a mysterious entity and the source of maladaptive behaviour, to emotion as a collection of ingredients and the source of also adaptive behaviour. We argue, however, that the underlying mechanism proposed to take care of this adaptive behaviour is not entirely up for its task. We outline an alternative view that explains so-called emotional behaviour with the same mechanism as non-emotional behaviour, but that is at the same time more likely to produce adaptive behaviour. The phenomena that were initially seen as requiring a separate emotional mechanism to influence and cause behaviour can also be explained by a goal-directed mechanism provided that more goals and other complexities inherent in the goal-directed process are taken into account.
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DECISION-MAKING, RISK, APPRAISAL, EPISODES, ANXIETY, POWER, Emotion, behaviour, decision making, goal-directed, stimulus-driven, appraisal

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Moors, Agnes, and Maja Fischer. 2019. “Demystifying the Role of Emotion in Behaviour : Toward a Goal-directed Account.” Cognition & Emotion 33 (1): 94–100.
APA
Moors, A., & Fischer, M. (2019). Demystifying the role of emotion in behaviour : toward a goal-directed account. COGNITION & EMOTION, 33(1), 94–100.
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Moors A, Fischer M. Demystifying the role of emotion in behaviour : toward a goal-directed account. COGNITION & EMOTION. Abingdon: Routledge Journals, Taylor & Francis Ltd; 2019;33(1):94–100.
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Moors, Agnes, and Maja Fischer. “Demystifying the Role of Emotion in Behaviour : Toward a Goal-directed Account.” COGNITION & EMOTION 33.1 (2019): 94–100. Print.
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  abstract     = {The paper sketches the historical development from emotion as a mysterious entity and the source of maladaptive behaviour, to emotion as a collection of ingredients and the source of also adaptive behaviour. We argue, however, that the underlying mechanism proposed to take care of this adaptive behaviour is not entirely up for its task. We outline an alternative view that explains so-called emotional behaviour with the same mechanism as non-emotional behaviour, but that is at the same time more likely to produce adaptive behaviour. The phenomena that were initially seen as requiring a separate emotional mechanism to influence and cause behaviour can also be explained by a goal-directed mechanism provided that more goals and other complexities inherent in the goal-directed process are taken into account.},
  author       = {Moors, Agnes and Fischer, Maja},
  issn         = {0269-9931},
  journal      = {COGNITION & EMOTION},
  keywords     = {DECISION-MAKING,RISK,APPRAISAL,EPISODES,ANXIETY,POWER,Emotion,behaviour,decision making,goal-directed,stimulus-driven,appraisal},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {94--100},
  publisher    = {Routledge Journals, Taylor & Francis Ltd},
  title        = {Demystifying the role of emotion in behaviour : toward a goal-directed account},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02699931.2018.1510381},
  volume       = {33},
  year         = {2019},
}

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