Heart rate variability features of the approach and withdrawal behaviors in stress conditions
The approach and withdrawal behaviors can be superficially similar. Howether, they differ in a number of cognitive, neurological and physiological characteristics (Carver et al., 2000; Elliot, 2006; Brunia et al., 2011; Franzen et al., 2015). The critical assumption for the present study is that these two types of behaviour are supported by distinct asymmetric domains of individual experience. The withdrawal (W) domain of experience is argued to contain more units of individual experience, than the approach (A) domain (Alexandrov & Sams, 2005; Sozinov et al., 2012). Stress is a state of reduced behavioral complexity (Parin, 2008; Alexandrov et al., 2016).