Effects of emotion, emotional tolerance, and emotional processing on reasoning
Emotion plays a significant role in our reasoning even without awareness, perhaps especially for individuals who have a high affect intolerance (i.e., difficulties tolerating strong, negative emotions). For such individuals, the ability and opportunity to reflect on emotion may help clarify when emotions should influence reasoning. Two studies were conducted in an attempt to clarify the nature of the relationships between reasoning, emotions, and affect intolerance. The first examined the effect of affect intolerance on performance on an emotional reasoning task. Participants were asked to ...
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