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Stop what you are not doing! Emotional pictures interfere with the task not to respond

Jan De Houwer UGent and Helen Tibboel (2010) PSYCHONOMIC BULLETIN & REVIEW. 17(5). p.699-703
abstract
Previous research has shown that emotional stimuli interfere with ongoing activities One explanation is that these stimuli draw attention away from the primary task and thereby hamper the correct execution of the task Another explanation is that emotional stimuli cause a temporary freezing of all ongoing activity We used a go/no-go task to differentiate between these accounts According to the attention account, emotional distractors should impair performance on both go and no-go trials According to the freezing account, the presentation of emotional stimuli should be detrimental to performance on go trials, but beneficial for performance on no-go trials Our findings confirm the former prediction Pictures high in emotional arousal impaired performance on no-go trials.
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journalArticle (original)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
SNAKE, GRASS, AROUSAL, ATTENTION, INHIBITION, STROOP TASK
journal title
PSYCHONOMIC BULLETIN & REVIEW
Psychon. Bull. Rev.
volume
17
issue
5
pages
699 - 703
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000284518000013
JCR category
PSYCHOLOGY, MATHEMATICAL
JCR impact factor
2.283 (2010)
JCR rank
2/11 (2010)
JCR quartile
1 (2010)
ISSN
1069-9384
DOI
10.3758/PBR.17.5.699
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
1106798
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1106798
date created
2011-01-21 10:36:21
date last changed
2016-12-19 15:46:19
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  abstract     = {Previous research has shown that emotional stimuli interfere with ongoing activities One explanation is that these stimuli draw attention away from the primary task and thereby hamper the correct execution of the task Another explanation is that emotional stimuli cause a temporary freezing of all ongoing activity We used a go/no-go task to differentiate between these accounts According to the attention account, emotional distractors should impair performance on both go and no-go trials According to the freezing account, the presentation of emotional stimuli should be detrimental to performance on go trials, but beneficial for performance on no-go trials Our findings confirm the former prediction Pictures high in emotional arousal impaired performance on no-go trials.},
  author       = {De Houwer, Jan and Tibboel, Helen},
  issn         = {1069-9384},
  journal      = {PSYCHONOMIC BULLETIN \& REVIEW},
  keyword      = {SNAKE,GRASS,AROUSAL,ATTENTION,INHIBITION,STROOP TASK},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {699--703},
  title        = {Stop what you are not doing! Emotional pictures interfere with the task not to respond},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3758/PBR.17.5.699},
  volume       = {17},
  year         = {2010},
}

Chicago
De Houwer, Jan, and Helen Tibboel. 2010. “Stop What You Are Not Doing! Emotional Pictures Interfere with the Task Not to Respond.” Psychonomic Bulletin & Review 17 (5): 699–703.
APA
De Houwer, J., & Tibboel, H. (2010). Stop what you are not doing! Emotional pictures interfere with the task not to respond. PSYCHONOMIC BULLETIN & REVIEW, 17(5), 699–703.
Vancouver
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De Houwer J, Tibboel H. Stop what you are not doing! Emotional pictures interfere with the task not to respond. PSYCHONOMIC BULLETIN & REVIEW. 2010;17(5):699–703.
MLA
De Houwer, Jan, and Helen Tibboel. “Stop What You Are Not Doing! Emotional Pictures Interfere with the Task Not to Respond.” PSYCHONOMIC BULLETIN & REVIEW 17.5 (2010): 699–703. Print.