The influence of positive affect on avoidance motivation
Ingen, K. van
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In recent research a link between negative affect and avoidance motivation has been found. Our research revealed that avoidance motivation does not necessarily originate from negative affect. In this study we combined avoiding of a neutral stimulus with positive affect through rewarding avoiding with the use of a subliminal prime. We found a similar strength of avoidance motivation in the conditioned negative stimuli as in the original negative stimuli. These results suggest that avoidance motivation van originate from both positive and negative affect.