APPRAISAL

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the cognitive evaluation and interpretation of a phenomenon or event. In theories of emotion, cognitive appraisals are seen as determinants of emotional experience, since they influence the perception of the event. See cognitive theory.

APPRAISAL: "The person with a negative appraisal of the class felt unhappy, whereas the person with a positive appraisal of the same class felt satisfied. "
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "APPRAISAL," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/appraisal/ (accessed December 8, 2021).

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