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Further Support for a Hierarchical Model of Affect: Reply to Green and Salovey
Psychological Science (1999)
  • Lee Anna Clark, University of Iowa
  • Auke Tellegen
  • David Watson
Abstract

Green and Salovey agree with us that happiness and sadness are strongly bipolar, and that Positive and Negative Activation are not. However, Green and Salovey subscribe to the two-dimensional circumplex, a model we find wanting. Actually, the problems they discuss arise from the limitations of the circumplex rather than from issues fundamental to affective structure. And they do not consider the evidence, reported in our target article, that supports an alternative to the circumplex: a three-level hierarchical model. In this reply, we take a closer look at the empirical findings supporting this model, and we emphasize its heuristic promise.

Disciplines
Publication Date
July, 1999
Citation Information
Lee Anna Clark, Auke Tellegen and David Watson. "Further Support for a Hierarchical Model of Affect: Reply to Green and Salovey" Psychological Science Vol. 10 Iss. 4 (1999)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/lee_anna_clark/66/