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How quickly can you detect it? Power facilitates attentional orienting.

Slabu, Letitia, Guinote, Ana, Wilkinson, David T. (2013) How quickly can you detect it? Power facilitates attentional orienting. Social Psychology, 1 (44). pp. 37-41. ISSN 1864-9335. (doi:10.1027/1864-9335/a000096) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:51953)

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Abstract

This study investigated how power impacts the ability to orient attention across space. Participants were assigned to a high-power or control role and then performed a computerized spatial cueing task that required them to direct their attention to a target preceded by either a valid or invalid location cue. Compared to participants in the control condition, power holders were better at overriding the misinformation provided by invalid cues. This advantage occurred only at 500 ms stimulus onset asynchrony (SOA), whereas at 1000 ms SOA, when there was more time to prepare a response, no differences were found. These findings are taken to support the growing idea that social power affects cognitive flexibility

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1027/1864-9335/a000096
Uncontrolled keywords: power, attention orienting, spatial cueing task, cognitive flexibility
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: David Wilkinson
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2015 09:18 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 16:24 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/51953 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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