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What Tomkins Said

Tomkins' affect theory explains human emotion, motivation, behavior, and personality elegantly, completely, and convincingly. We owe it to him to test, retest, and apply his theory, so that we might unlock the good it can do and the truth it exposes.

It has been said that reading Tomkins is "too damn hard" and others have said that reading Tomkins is as rich and meaningful as reading poetry.  What is presented here is intended to introduce some of the major propositions of his theory and entice new readers to take up the challenge of understanding, integrating and testing them.

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