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Unintended allocation of spatial attention to goal-relevant but not to goal-related events

Julia Vogt (UGent) , Jan De Houwer (UGent) and Agnes Moors (UGent)
(2011) SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY. 42(1). p.48-55
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We investigated whether words relevant to a person's current goal and words related to that goal influence the orienting of attention even when an intention to attend to the goal-relevant and goal-related stimuli is not present. Participants performed a modified spatial cueing paradigm combined with a second task that induced a goal. The results showed that the induced goal led to the orienting of attention to goal-relevant words in the spatial cueing task. This effect was not found for goal-related words. The results provide evidence for accounts of automatic goal pursuit, which state that goals automatically guide attention to goal-relevant events.
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goals, motivation, attentional bias, spatial attention, VALENCE, PURSUIT, SELECTION, ACTIVATION, INTENTIONS, INHIBITION, SEARCH, TASK SETS, DISTRACTING STIMULI, VISUAL WORKING-MEMORY, intentions

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Vogt, Julia, et al. “Unintended Allocation of Spatial Attention to Goal-Relevant but Not to Goal-Related Events.” SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, vol. 42, no. 1, 2011, pp. 48–55, doi:10.1027/1864-9335/a000042.
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Vogt, J., De Houwer, J., & Moors, A. (2011). Unintended allocation of spatial attention to goal-relevant but not to goal-related events. SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, 42(1), 48–55. https://doi.org/10.1027/1864-9335/a000042
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Vogt, Julia, Jan De Houwer, and Agnes Moors. 2011. “Unintended Allocation of Spatial Attention to Goal-Relevant but Not to Goal-Related Events.” SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY 42 (1): 48–55. https://doi.org/10.1027/1864-9335/a000042.
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Vogt, Julia, Jan De Houwer, and Agnes Moors. 2011. “Unintended Allocation of Spatial Attention to Goal-Relevant but Not to Goal-Related Events.” SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY 42 (1): 48–55. doi:10.1027/1864-9335/a000042.
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Vogt J, De Houwer J, Moors A. Unintended allocation of spatial attention to goal-relevant but not to goal-related events. SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY. 2011;42(1):48–55.
IEEE
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J. Vogt, J. De Houwer, and A. Moors, “Unintended allocation of spatial attention to goal-relevant but not to goal-related events,” SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, vol. 42, no. 1, pp. 48–55, 2011.
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  author       = {{Vogt, Julia and De Houwer, Jan and Moors, Agnes}},
  issn         = {{1864-9335}},
  journal      = {{SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY}},
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  language     = {{eng}},
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  pages        = {{48--55}},
  title        = {{Unintended allocation of spatial attention to goal-relevant but not to goal-related events}},
  url          = {{http://dx.doi.org/10.1027/1864-9335/a000042}},
  volume       = {{42}},
  year         = {{2011}},
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