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Opponent-Process Theory

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The opponent-process theory of emotion states that

A

happiness and unhappiness combine to keep people emotionally stable.

B

assessments of emotions are relative to a baseline level determined by previous experience.

C

opposing emotions that occur after the primary emotion are weaker than the primary emotion.

D

blue emotions are followed by yellow emotions.

E

many repetitions of an emotion-arousing situation strengthens the opposing emotion.