Psychological Science Agenda
SCIENCE BRIEFSRandy J. Larsen, PhD
When confronted with a threatening stimulus, people typically devote increased attentional resources to that stimulus, raising the accessibility of evaluatively-similar information in memory, and biasing subsequent perceptions and judgments toward a threatening evaluation
New findings in hedonic psychology and affective neuroscience are revealing intriguing complexities.
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