Conflicted Minds: Recalibrational Emotions Following Trust-Based Interaction
Posted: 3 Oct 2011 Last revised: 30 Mar 2014
Date Written: November 14, 2013
We investigated whether 20 emotional states, reported by 170 participants after participating in a Trust game, were experienced in a patterned way predicted by the “Recalibrational Model” or Valence Models. According to the Recalibrational Model, new information about trust-based interaction outcomes triggers specific sets of emotions. Unlike Valence Models that predict reports of large sets of either positive or negative emotional states, the Recalibrational Model predicts the possibility of conflicted (concurrent positive and negative) emotional states. Consistent with the Recalibrational Model, we observed reports of conflicted emotional states activated after interactions where trust was demonstrated but trustworthiness was not. We discuss the implications of having conflicted goals and conflicted emotional states for both scientific and well-being pursuits.
Note: as of November 14th, 2013, the complete version of the work bearing the above title was removed from circulation. We provide the abstract of this research below for archival purposes, but direct readers to the newer version based on analyses of a larger sample, titled: "Conflicted Emotions Following Trust-based Interaction" http://ssrn.com/abstract=2354758.
Keywords: emotion, affect valence, recalibrational theory, Trust game, experiment
JEL Classification: C91, D87
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