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Rational emotions. / Meshulam, M.; Winter, E.; Ben-Shakhar, G.; Aharon, I.

In: Social Neuroscience, Vol. 7, No. 1, 2012, p. 11-17.

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Meshulam, M, Winter, E, Ben-Shakhar, G & Aharon, I 2012, 'Rational emotions', Social Neuroscience, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 11-17. https://doi.org/10.1080/17470919.2011.559124

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Meshulam, M., Winter, E., Ben-Shakhar, G., & Aharon, I. (2012). Rational emotions. Social Neuroscience, 7(1), 11-17. https://doi.org/10.1080/17470919.2011.559124

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Meshulam M, Winter E, Ben-Shakhar G, Aharon I. Rational emotions. Social Neuroscience. 2012;7(1):11-17. https://doi.org/10.1080/17470919.2011.559124

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Meshulam, M. ; Winter, E. ; Ben-Shakhar, G. ; Aharon, I. / Rational emotions. In: Social Neuroscience. 2012 ; Vol. 7, No. 1. pp. 11-17.

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