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Miller (1944) revisited : Movement times in relation to approach and avoidance conflicts. / Boyd, Ryan L.; Robinson, Michael D.; Fetterman, Adam K.

In: Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Vol. 47, No. 6, 01.11.2011, p. 1192-1197.

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Boyd, RL, Robinson, MD & Fetterman, AK 2011, 'Miller (1944) revisited: Movement times in relation to approach and avoidance conflicts', Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, vol. 47, no. 6, pp. 1192-1197. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2011.04.017

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Boyd, R. L., Robinson, M. D., & Fetterman, A. K. (2011). Miller (1944) revisited: Movement times in relation to approach and avoidance conflicts. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47(6), 1192-1197. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2011.04.017

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Boyd RL, Robinson MD, Fetterman AK. Miller (1944) revisited: Movement times in relation to approach and avoidance conflicts. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 2011 Nov 1;47(6):1192-1197. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2011.04.017

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Boyd, Ryan L. ; Robinson, Michael D. ; Fetterman, Adam K. / Miller (1944) revisited : Movement times in relation to approach and avoidance conflicts. In: Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 2011 ; Vol. 47, No. 6. pp. 1192-1197.

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