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Affective Events Theory

What is affective events theory? What insight does it contribute to understanding emotion?

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Affect is a psychological term that points to changes in behavior such as mood and/or emotions. The term references how events are interpreted by individuals, and describes the individual's reaction or emotional response to the event. From this perspective, Weiss (2002 as cited in Stam & Stanton, 2010) proposed the Affect Emotions Theory (AET) as a model based on emotional experiences that are workplace-related. The AET is presented as a model that suggests work place ...

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This solution describes how events are interpreted by individuals, and describes the individual's reaction or emotional response to the event.The Affect Emotion Theory is discussed focused on emotional experiences that are work-related.

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