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Valence (psychology): Quiz


Question 1: Valence, as used in psychology, especially in discussing ________, means the intrinsic attractiveness (positive valence) or aversiveness (negative valence) of an event, object, or situation.
Evolutionary psychologyEmotionCognitive neurosciencePositive psychology

Question 2: The term is also used about the ________ tone of feelings, affect, certain behaviors (for example, approach and avoidance), goal-attainment or -non-attainment, and conformity with or violation of norms.

Question 3: The term entered English usage in psychology with the translation from German in 1935 of works of ________.
Personality psychologyKurt LewinErik EriksonSigmund Freud

Question 4: For example, the emotions popularly referred to as "negative", such as ________ and fear, have "negative valence".

Question 5: Valence could be assigned a number and treated as if it were measured, but the validity of a ________ based on a subjective report is questionable.
United States customary unitsMeasurementPlanck unitsMetric system

Question 6: Measurement based on observations of facial expressions, using FACS, and microexpressions (See Ekman.) or on modern functional ________ may overcome this objection.


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