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Socially triggered negative affect impairs performance in simple cognitive tasks

Böttcher, Svenja and Dreisbach, Gesine (2014) Socially triggered negative affect impairs performance in simple cognitive tasks. Psychological Research 78 (2), pp. 151-165.

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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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Item type:Article
Institutions:Psychology and Pedagogy > Institut für Psychologie > Lehrstuhl für Psychologie II (Allgemeine und Angewandte Psychologie) - Prof. Dr. Gesine Dreisbach
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Dewey Decimal Classification:100 Philosophy & psychology > 150 Psychology
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:29649
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