Authors Jana Nikitin (PI) , Alexandra M. Freund

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Abstract We propose to conduct a set of studies designed to investigate the relationship between age and social approach and avoidance motivation. Social approach motivation is related to desired states activating movement toward the social goal. In contrast, avoidance motivation is related to undesired states activating behavior away from the dreaded social state. Social approach motivation leads to positive social experience and social success, social avoidance motivation is associated with negative... >>