What does “bi-dimensional model” mean? Could you explain?
The aim of emotion theorists has long been to uncover the form of emotions.Disagreements about the form of emotion often center on how the negative and positive aspects of emotion relate. Some say that emotions lie along a single continuum that ranges from positive to negative. According to this model, if you are on the pleasant end of the spectrum, then you cannot possibly be sad, angry, fearful, etc. The one-dimensional model of emotion is consistent with this notion and has two axes, one depicting quality of emotion from unpleasant to pleasant, and the other indicating intensity of emotion, spanning from high to low activation. Other researchers have argued that people are capable of having complex experiences, simultaneously comprised of positive and negative emotions. In this context, Watson developed a bi-dimensional model that depicts positive and negative affects on separate and intersecting axes, both ranging from high to low activation or intensity.What does “bi-dimensional model that depicts positive and negative affects on separate and intersecting axes” mean? Could you explain?