ACTION TENDENCY

a desire to behave in select communicative or important actions that are connected to a particular feeling. For instance, the worry comprises a desire to flee, and that such hostility incorporates a desire to fight. Quite a few advocates dispute that the behavior propensity of a sentimental response needs to be considered as the important determining feature.

ACTION TENDENCY: "Her action tendencies following the death of her father caused her to lash out and have periods of emotional breakdown."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ACTION TENDENCY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/action-tendency/ (accessed October 17, 2019).
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