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Comment author: D_Malik 13 June 2015 05:22:18AM 4 points [-]

I'm surprised that nobody's pointed out the dual phenomenon of "yay fields", whereby a pleasurable stimulus's affect is transferred to its antecedents.

The field of behavior modification calls this "conditioning", and "higher-order conditioning" if the chain has more than two stimuli.

Comment author: helldalgo 06 October 2015 07:00:01AM 0 points [-]

I can think of plenty of personal "Ugh fields," but I'm having a hard time finding concrete examples of a "yay field." Would you mind illustrating a little further?