Loop2Loop Model – Social Interactions
The Loop2Loop Model of Social Interaction
. According to the Loop2Loop Model, threat results from a discrepancy between the reality (perception of the actual situation) and one’s motives, the reality and one’s cognitive focus, or one’s motive and one’s cognitive focus (1). These discrepancies can then set in motion a process by which people’s motivational-affective states (2) and cognitions (3) are affected, which ultimately affects their behavior (4). Further, the model expresses how discrepancy can alter interactions (5) more broadly to the extent that discrepancies alter the effective situations of interaction partners and their behaviors toward each other (see Jonas & Mühlberger, 2017).
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