Comment: Mapping Neutrality Within the Affective Landscape: A Response to Yih, Uusberg, Qian, and Gross

Karen Gasper, Danfei Hu

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Yih, Uusberg, Qian, and Gross (2019) proposed an appraisal approach to help conceptualize five different states that researchers have used as neutral control conditions. This approach has the potential to enrich our understanding of these states and how they function. Here, we discuss four points to keep in mind while implementing this approach with the hope that these ideas will further assist researchers in understanding how neutrality might fit within the affective landscape.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)39-40
Number of pages2
JournalEmotion Review
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2020


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Psychology
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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