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Multiple goal management starts with attention goal prioritizing affects the allocation of spatial attention to goal-relevant events

Julia Vogt UGent, Jan De Houwer UGent and Geert Crombez UGent (2011) EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY. 58(1). p.55-61
abstract
Prior studies have shown that attention is allocated to events relevant to the current goal of a person. Until now, research has focused on the implementation of a single goal leaving open the question of how attention is allocated when multiple goals are activated. We examined whether the allocation of spatial attention is affected by the prioritizing of one goal over another. The results of two dot probe studies showed that attention is oriented to stimuli relevant to a goal with high value when simultaneously presented with stimuli relevant to a goal with low value (Experiment 1) and to stimuli relevant to a goal with high expectancy of success that were simultaneously presented with stimuli relevant to a goal with low expectancy of success (Experiment 2). These findings demonstrate that the allocation of spatial attention is dependent on the motivational strength of goal pursuit.
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publication status
published
subject
keyword
multiple goal pursuit, VISUAL-ATTENTION, motivation, attentional bias, spatial attention, INFORMATION, SELECTION, DUTCH, TASK, BIAS
journal title
EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
Exp. Psychol.
volume
58
issue
1
pages
55 - 61
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000285964300007
JCR category
PSYCHOLOGY, EXPERIMENTAL
JCR impact factor
2.222 (2011)
JCR rank
28/83 (2011)
JCR quartile
2 (2011)
ISSN
1618-3169
DOI
10.1027/1618-3169/a000066
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
1185427
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1185427
date created
2011-03-09 16:29:24
date last changed
2016-12-19 15:43:41
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  abstract     = {Prior studies have shown that attention is allocated to events relevant to the current goal of a person. Until now, research has focused on the implementation of a single goal leaving open the question of how attention is allocated when multiple goals are activated. We examined whether the allocation of spatial attention is affected by the prioritizing of one goal over another. The results of two dot probe studies showed that attention is oriented to stimuli relevant to a goal with high value when simultaneously presented with stimuli relevant to a goal with low value (Experiment 1) and to stimuli relevant to a goal with high expectancy of success that were simultaneously presented with stimuli relevant to a goal with low expectancy of success (Experiment 2). These findings demonstrate that the allocation of spatial attention is dependent on the motivational strength of goal pursuit.},
  author       = {Vogt, Julia and De Houwer, Jan and Crombez, Geert},
  issn         = {1618-3169},
  journal      = {EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY},
  keyword      = {multiple goal pursuit,VISUAL-ATTENTION,motivation,attentional bias,spatial attention,INFORMATION,SELECTION,DUTCH,TASK,BIAS},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {55--61},
  title        = {Multiple goal management starts with attention goal prioritizing affects the allocation of spatial attention to goal-relevant events},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1027/1618-3169/a000066},
  volume       = {58},
  year         = {2011},
}

Chicago
Vogt, Julia, Jan De Houwer, and Geert Crombez. 2011. “Multiple Goal Management Starts with Attention Goal Prioritizing Affects the Allocation of Spatial Attention to Goal-relevant Events.” Experimental Psychology 58 (1): 55–61.
APA
Vogt, J., De Houwer, J., & Crombez, G. (2011). Multiple goal management starts with attention goal prioritizing affects the allocation of spatial attention to goal-relevant events. EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, 58(1), 55–61.
Vancouver
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Vogt J, De Houwer J, Crombez G. Multiple goal management starts with attention goal prioritizing affects the allocation of spatial attention to goal-relevant events. EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY. 2011;58(1):55–61.
MLA
Vogt, Julia, Jan De Houwer, and Geert Crombez. “Multiple Goal Management Starts with Attention Goal Prioritizing Affects the Allocation of Spatial Attention to Goal-relevant Events.” EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY 58.1 (2011): 55–61. Print.