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In Defense of a Nomothetic Approach to Studying Emotion-Antecedent Appraisal

ContributorsScherer, Klaus R.orcid
Published inPsychological Inquiry, vol. 6, no. 3, p. 241-248
Publication date1995

Richard Lazarus, whose seminal work has strongly influenced many of the current "appraisal theories of emotion," identifies a number of vexing research prob- lems in the field and suggests potential solutions. Although I generally agree wholeheartedly with his diagnoses, I partially disagree with his proposals for therapy. Given the context of peer commentary, with many other emotion researchers providing commentaries, I take the license to concentrate on my own views and prior work with respect to the issues raised by Lazarus

  • Antecedent
  • Appraisal
  • Defense
  • Nomothetic approach
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SCHERER, Klaus R. In Defense of a Nomothetic Approach to Studying Emotion-Antecedent Appraisal. In: Psychological Inquiry, 1995, vol. 6, n° 3, p. 241–248. doi: 10.1207/s15327965pli0603_12
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ISSN of the journal1047-840X

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