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In other words, network theories address the second subquestion of the problems of elicitation (Q1B), intensity (Q2B), and differentiation (Q3B). They are less concerned with the first subquestion of these problems, which is to know which stimuli elicit emotions (Q1A), which stimuli elicit strong versus weak emotions (Q2A), and which stimuli lead to which specific emotions (Q3A). From a purely associative point of view, each stimulus should be capable of eliciting any emotion (except perhaps a limited set of ¨ hman & Mineka, 2001).

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