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Montgomery, W., Montgomery, H. & Gärling, T. (2020). How situational activation of values evokes positive and negative feelings: Theory and experimental findings. Motivation and Emotion
Open this publication in new window or tab >>How situational activation of values evokes positive and negative feelings: Theory and experimental findings
2020 (English)In: Motivation and Emotion, ISSN 0146-7239, E-ISSN 1573-6644Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

We propose a theory of how situational activation of values evokes positive and negative feelings. In conjunction we present a re-conceptualization of Schwartz’ et al. (J Personal Soc Psychol 103:663–688, 2012. https://doi.org/10.1037/a029393) value set including additional values. In our new value set, we posit contrastive values having opposite values and central values having no opposite values. As a consequence, balanced access to salient opposite contrastive values and maximal access to central values evoke the strongest positive and weakest negative feelings. Study 1 shows, as hypothesized, that contrastive values form a circumplex structure with central values located inside its periphery. Study 2 supports theoretically derived hypotheses of how positive and negative feelings are evoked by different degrees of access to values, salience of opposite values, and centrality of values.

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Circumplex structure, Decisions, Feeling, Salience, Values
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Psychology
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urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-31599 (URN)10.1007/s11031-020-09820-y (DOI)2-s2.0-85078261393 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2020-01-30 Created: 2020-01-30 Last updated: 2020-02-03Bibliographically approved
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