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Socially triggered negative affect impairs performance in simple cognitive tasks

Böttcher, Svenja ; Dreisbach, Gesine


The aim of this research was to investigate the influence of a social-evaluative context on simple cognitive tasks. While another person present in the room evaluated photographs of beautiful women or landscapes by beauty/attractiveness, female participants had to perform a combination of digit-categorization and spatial-compatibility task. There, before every trial, one of the women or landscape ...


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