Reference : Abnormal patterns of displacement activities: a review and reinterpretation
Scientific journals : Article
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Animal psychology, ethology & psychobiology
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/10181
Abnormal patterns of displacement activities: a review and reinterpretation
English
Anselme, Patrick mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences cognitives > Neuroscience comportementale et psychopharmacologie expér. >]
2008
Behavioural Processes
Elsevier Science
79
1
48-58
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0376-6357
Amsterdam
The Netherlands
[en] Anticipation ; Attention ; Displacement activity ; Dynamics ; Interference ; Motivation
[en] A series of important theoretical contributions flourished in the years 1950-70 about displacement activities — those ‘out-of-context’ actions expressed by organisms in stressful situations. Nothing really new has appeared thereafter. Although the models address different issues, such as causal factors of displacement, it appears obvious that they do not provide a unified (coherent) approach; they often explain the same phenomena using very different means and turn out to be contradictory on several points. In addition, some problems currently remain unsolved, especially concerning the fact that displacement activities exhibit ‘abnormalities’ of expression in comparison with the same activities performed in usual context. Each model is here described and criticized in order to evaluate its explanatory power and allow the identification of specific limits. A new, integrative model — the Anticipatory Dynamics Model (or ADM) — then attempts to overcome the failures of previous models. The ADM suggests that abnormal patterns of displacement activities result from attentional interference caused by a thwarting experience or conflicting motivations. At least one theoretical prediction of the ADM can be differentiated from that of any other model.
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/10181

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