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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, 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.
APA
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.
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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.
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Vogt, Julia, Jan De Houwer, and Agnes Moors. “Unintended Allocation of Spatial Attention to Goal-relevant but Not to Goal-related Events.” SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY 42.1 (2011): 48–55. Print.
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  abstract     = {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.},
  author       = {Vogt, Julia and De Houwer, Jan and Moors, Agnes},
  issn         = {1864-9335},
  journal      = {SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY},
  keyword      = {goals,motivation,attentional bias,spatial attention,VALENCE,PURSUIT,SELECTION,ACTIVATION,INTENTIONS,INHIBITION,SEARCH,TASK SETS,DISTRACTING STIMULI,VISUAL WORKING-MEMORY,intentions},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  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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