Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Opponent Process Theory
Opponent Process Theory was suggested by Solomon, which explains how emotional reactions to a stimulus are followed by opposite emotional reactions. This theory may explain why stunt people enjoy their work. First the individual will feel intense anxiety before performing a stunt and then the person will receive an opposite reaction of relief after the stunt is completed. The theory also suggests that repeated exposure to the stimulus will cause less of an initial reaction and a stronger opposing reaction.