C. S. Carver and E. Harmon-Jones (2009) reviewed evidence consistent with the idea that anger arises from a behavioral approach system. Commentary on that article by A. J. Tomarken and D. H. Zald (2009) raised questions about the many elements involved in acts of approach and limitations on what information can be provided by electroencephalograms. Commentary by D. Watson (2009) raised questions about the extensive psychometric evidence linking the negative affects. This article responds briefly to these issues.
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