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According to Richard Solomon, (1974) the opponent process theory is a theory of motivation/emotion that views emotions as pairs of opposites. For example; fear-relief or pleasure-pain. When one is experienced (A), it triggers an opposing emotion after a period of time. With repeated stimulations (B), the opposing emotion becomes stronger, weakening the experience of the primary emotion and providing an aftereffect (Solomon & Corbit, 1974). The conclusion is that when one emot