Complements to the approach increase and decrease effects. : LUSENET : History & Theory of Psychology : One Thread

What are the complements of the "approach increase effect" and the "approach decrease affect?" Their names would likely be the same except for a complementary word for "approach." For reference, an example of the approach increase effect would be the tendency to drive your car faster as you get closer to a desirable destination.

-- Scott A. Smith, Ph.D. (, June 23, 2002


I am not familiar with these exact phrases, but the opposite of "approach" is traditionally "avoid" in motivational psychology.

-- Christopher Green (, June 23, 2002.

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