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Thornton Bradshaw Professor of Public Policy, Decision Science, and Management


Research over the past decades has demonstrated the explanatory power of emotions, feelings, motivations, moods, and other affective processes when trying to understand and predict how we think and behave. In this consensus article, we ask: has the increasingly recognized impact of affective phenomena ushered in a new era, the era of affectivism?


Dukes, Daniel, Kathryn Abrams, Ralph Adolphs, Mohammed E. Ahmed, Andrew Beatty, Kent C. Berridge, Jennifer S. Lerner, et al. "The rise of affectivism." Nature Human Behaviour 5 (June 2021): 816-820.