Emotions in attacker-defender conflicts
Cernadas Curotto, P.; Halperin, E.; Sander, D.; Klimecki, O.
Behavioral and Brain Sciences 42: E120
The distinction between attackers and defenders might help refine the understanding of the role of emotions in conflicts. Here, we briefly discuss differences between attackers and defenders in terms of appraisals, action tendencies, emotional preferences, and brain activities. Finally, we outline how attackers and defenders may differ in their response to emotion-based interventions that aim to promote conflict resolution.