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Talk Roy Baumeister (Lecture series)
9 May 2023 @ 16 h 00 min - 17 h 00 min
Emotion, Behavior, and the Illusion of Learning The assumption that emotion is the direct cause of behavior is widespread but the evidence for it is surprisingly weak and confounded. This talk reviews the evidence and proposes an alternative theory depicting emotion as a feedback system. One corollary is that people will often use their emotional reactions as cues to how much they learned.