the ABC of Ambivalence

Recently, Frenk van Harreveld, Hannah Nohlen, and myself  have written a review on ambivalence, which was published in Advances of Experimental Social Psychology. If you are interested in ambivalence, check it out here !

The ABC of Ambivalence: Affective, Behavioral, and Cognitive Consequences of Attitudinal Conflict

In a world where individuals are continuously exposed to information, the experience of ambivalence has become an intricate part of human existence. Recently, the conse- quences of ambivalence have been the subject of considerable research attention. In this chapter, we provide an overview of this research and present the ABC (Affect, Behavior, Cognition) model of ambivalence that integrates recent insights into the affective, behavioral, and cognitive consequences of ambivalence cialis generika 10mg. This research shows when and why ambivalence leads to negative affect and that this affective response is the fuel that drives subsequent effects of ambivalence on cognition and behavior. Moreover, the reviewed findings reveal that the effects on cognition and behavior serve the purpose of either resolving ambivalence or mitigating the negative affective response. With the ABC model of ambivalence, we aim to identify the distinctive features of ambivalence in terms of what we feel, think, and do. 

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