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Unformatted text preview: PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR ARTICLE This article was downloaded by: [University of California, Irvine] On: 14 October 2010 Access details: Access Details: [subscription number 918974208] Publisher Psychology Press Informa Ltd Registered in England and Wales Registered Number: 1072954 Registered office: Mortimer House, 37- 41 Mortimer Street, London W1T 3JH, UK Cognition & Emotion Publication details, including instructions for authors and subscription information: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=t713682755 The motivational dimensional model of affect: Implications for breadth of attention, memory, and cognitive categorisation Philip Gable a ; Eddie Harmon-Jones a a Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA Online publication date: 19 February 2010 To cite this Article Gable, Philip and Harmon-Jones, Eddie(2010) 'The motivational dimensional model of affect: Implications for breadth of attention, memory, and cognitive categorisation', Cognition & Emotion, 24: 2, 322 337 To link to this Article: DOI: 10.1080/02699930903378305 URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02699930903378305 Full terms and conditions of use: http://www.informaworld.com/terms-and-conditions-of-access.pdf This article may be used for research, teaching and private study purposes. Any substantial or systematic reproduction, re-distribution, re-selling, loan or sub-licensing, systematic supply or distribution in any form to anyone is expressly forbidden. The publisher does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents will be complete or accurate or up to date. The accuracy of any instructions, formulae and drug doses should be independently verified with primary sources. The publisher shall not be liable for any loss, actions, claims, proceedings, demand or costs or damages whatsoever or howsoever caused arising directly or indirectly in connection with or arising out of the use of this material. The motivational dimensional model of affect: Implications for breadth of attention, memory, and cognitive categorisation Philip Gable and Eddie Harmon-Jones Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA Over twenty years of research have examined the cognitive consequences of positive affect states, and suggested that positive affect leads to a broadening of cognition (see review by Fredrickson, 2001). However, this research has primarily examined positive affect that is low in approach motivational intensity (e.g., contentment). More recently, we have systematically examined positive affect that varies in approach motivational intensity, and found that positive affect high in approach motivation (e.g., desire) narrows cognition, whereas positive affect low in approach motivation broadens cognition (e.g., Gable & Harmon-Jones, 2008a; Harmon-Jones & Gable, 2009). In this article we will review past models and present a motivational dimension model of affect that expands understanding of how affective states influence attentional and cognitive breadth. We then reviewunderstanding of how affective states influence attentional and cognitive breadth....
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