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Negative affect

Negative affect refers to a wide range of feelings (affects) that don’t feel good (negative). Examples include fear, nervousness, and shame.

Our evidence-based analysis on negative affect features 2 unique references to scientific papers.

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  1. ^ Lisa Feldman Barrett, Eliza Bliss-Moreau. Affect as a Psychological Primitive. Adv Exp Soc Psychol. (2009)
  2. ^ D Watson, L A Clark, A Tellegen. Development and validation of brief measures of positive and negative affect: the PANAS scales. J Pers Soc Psychol. (1988)