Journal article

Affective influences on thinking and behavior: Implications for clinical, applied and preventive psychology

JP Forgas, NYM Chan, SM Laham

APPLIED & PREVENTIVE PSYCHOLOGY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2001

Abstract

What role do affective states play in everyday social behavior? This article presents an overview of recent research on the influence of affective states on the way people think and act in social situations, with a special emphasis on the applied and preventive implications of this work. We review psychodynamic, conditioning, and cognitive explanations of affective influences, and present an integrative theory, the affect infusion model (AIM; Forgas, 1995a). We then review recent evidence for affective influences on social memory, self- and other judgments, attitudes, strategic interaction, stereotyping, future forecasting and a range of other everyday psychological phenomena. We also consid..

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