Reversing the emotional Stroop effect: The role of fast and slow components.

McKenna, Frank P. and Sharma, Dinkar (2004) Reversing the emotional Stroop effect: The role of fast and slow components. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 30 (2). pp. 382-392. ISSN 0278-7393. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The relative contributions of slow and fast (online) components in a modified emotional Stroop task were evaluated. The slow component, neglected in previous research, was shown to lead to the prediction of a reversed emotional intrusion effect using pseudorandomly mixed negative and neutral stimuli. This prediction was supported in Experiments 1 and 2. In Experiments 3 and 4, a new paradigm was developed that allowed a more direct observation of the nature of disruptive effects from negative stimuli. The results provided a clear demonstration of the presence of the slow component. The fast component, which has generally been assumed to be the source of the interference, was shown, in fact, to have little or no role in the disruption.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: C.A. Simms
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2008 13:48
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2014 11:22
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/4392 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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