Cognitive Reappraisal

Quick Definition: Reinterpreting one’s emotional stimulus for constructive learning Full Definition: There’s an age-old cliche that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Well this couldn’t be more true anywhere else as it is in the world of pickup. One you get really good at the game you can expect to live a life of sexual… Read More

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Refractory Emotional State

Quick Definition: A period during which we reject any signals contradictory to our current emotional state. Full Definition: According to psychologist Dr. Paul Ekman, a refractory emotional state is a period of time which accompanies an emotion, during which our mind rejects or ignores any reasonable interpretations or advice that isn’t congruent with our own view… Read More

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Range of emotional responses

Automatic Appraisers / Auto-appraisers

Quick Definition: Auto-appraisers are hardwired emotional responses to external and internal stimuli. Full Definition: According to the psychologist Dr. Paul Ekman, automatic appraisers are embedded into our evolutionary programming and are an intergral part of our survival mechanism. His theory is that because the interval between stimuli and resulting emotions is so short, our appraisal system should… Read More

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