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Elevations in A-State have stimulus and drive properties that may be expressed directly in behavior, or that may serve to initiate psychological defenses that have been effective in reducing Α-States in the past. 6. Stressful situations that are encountered frequently may cause an individual to develop specific coping responses or psychological defense mechanisms which are designed to reduce or minimize A-State. With regard to the origin and etiology of individual differences in Α-Trait, it is assumed that residues of past experience dispose high Α-Trait persons to appraise situations that involve some form of personal evaluation as more threatening than do individuals who are low in Α-Trait.

Wundt (1896) also emphasized the phenomenological aspects of emotional reactions. , whether the emotion was sudden or gradual in onset and/or persistent or intermittent in duration. The goals of early research on emotion were to discover, from an analysis of the introspective reports of trained observers, the basic qualitative feeling-states or "mental elements" which comprised different emotions. But this approach generated findings that were obviously artificial and unrelated to other kinds of behavior.

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