From Boxology to Scientific Theories: On the Emerging Field of Emotional Action Sciences

Emotion Review 9 (4):343-345 (2017)
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There is consensus among emotion scientists that emotions can be powerful motivators of actions. However, little progress has been made so far in the scientific study of that relation. The main reason for this disappointing state of affairs lies, in my view, in an overly simplistic “boxology” that treats actions as outputs of emotional stimulations. A promising way out of this situation is an interdisciplinary approach that connects emotion sciences with theories in motivation and action sciences—an emerging field that I call “emotional action sciences.”



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