Emotions in attacker-defender conflicts

Patricia Cernadas Curotto, Eran Halperin, David Sander, Olga Klimecki

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The distinction between attackers and defenders might help refine the understanding of the role of emotions in conflicts. Here, we briefly discuss differences between attackers and defenders in terms of appraisals, action tendencies, emotional preferences, and brain activities. Finally, we outline how attackers and defenders may differ in their response to emotion-based interventions that aim to promote conflict resolution.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)e120
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
StatePublished - 13 Aug 2019
Externally publishedYes


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