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The motivational role of affect in an ecological model

Gabriel, Rami (2021) The motivational role of affect in an ecological model. Theory & Psychology. pp. 1-21.

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Drawing from empirical literature on ecological psychology, affective neuroscience, and philosophy of mind, this article describes a model of affect-as-motivation in the intentional bond between organism and environment. An epistemological justification for the motivating role of emotions is provided through articulating the perceptual context of emotions as embodied, situated, and functional, and positing perceptual salience as a biasing signal in an affordance competition model. The motivational role of affect is pragmatically integrated into discussions of action selection in the neurosciences.

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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
Gabriel, Ramirgabriel@colum.edu0000-0001-5102-9231
Keywords: affect, affordances, ecological psychology, motivation, philosophy of psychology
Depositing User: Dr Rami Gabrieel
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2021 03:14
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2021 03:14
Item ID: 18755
Journal or Publication Title: Theory & Psychology
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Date: 23 February 2021
Page Range: pp. 1-21

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