More documents from Veling, Harm
More documents from Journal of Experimental Social Psychology

Export to your Reference Manger

Please Copy & Paste



Bookmark and Share

When approach motivation and behavioral inhibition collide : Behavior regulation through stimulus devaluation

[journal article]

Veling, Harm

fulltextDownloadDownload full text

(261 KByte)

Citation Suggestion

Please use the following Persistent Identifier (PID) to cite this document:

Further Details
Abstract In the present article a theory is outlined that explains why and when behavioral inhibition alters stimulus evaluations. In addition, some initial evidence is presented that supports the theory. Specifically, results of three experiments show that refraining from responding to stimuli results in devaluation of these stimuli, but only when these stimuli are positive. These findings suggest automatic behavior-regulation, in terms of devaluation of positive stimuli, in situations in which environmental cues triggering approach (because of the positive valence of the stimulus) run counter to situational demands (cues that elicit behavioral inhibition). Relations of the present research to self-perception, cognitive dissonance, and psychological reactance are discussed.
Classification Social Psychology
Free Keywords Approach; Inhibition; Behavior-regulation; Affect; Response conflict
Document language English
Publication Year 2008
Page/Pages p. 1013-1019
Journal Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 44 (2008) 4
Status Postprint; peer reviewed
Licence PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)