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On the role of goal relevance in emotional attention: disgust evokes early attention to cleanliness

Julia Vogt (UGent), Ljubica Lozo, Ernst Koster (UGent) and Jan De Houwer (UGent)
(2011) COGNITION & EMOTION. 25(3). p.466-477
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Prior evidence has shown that aversive emotional states are characterised by an attentional bias towards aversive events. The present study investigated whether aversive emotions also bias attention towards stimuli that represent means by which the emotion can be alleviated. We induced disgust by having participants touch fake disgusting objects. Participants in the control condition touched non-disgusting objects. The results of a subsequent dot-probe task revealed that attention was oriented to disgusting pictures irrespective of condition. However, participants in the disgust condition also oriented towards pictures representing cleanliness. These findings suggest that the deployment of attention in aversive emotional states is not purely stimulus driven but is also guided by the goal to alleviate this emotional state.
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CONTINGENT, INFORMATION, MOTIVATION, MECHANISMS, PSYCHOLOGY

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Vogt, Julia, Ljubica Lozo, Ernst Koster, and Jan De Houwer. 2011. “On the Role of Goal Relevance in Emotional Attention: Disgust Evokes Early Attention to Cleanliness.” Cognition & Emotion 25 (3): 466–477.
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Vogt, J., Lozo, L., Koster, E., & De Houwer, J. (2011). On the role of goal relevance in emotional attention: disgust evokes early attention to cleanliness. COGNITION & EMOTION, 25(3), 466–477.
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Vogt J, Lozo L, Koster E, De Houwer J. On the role of goal relevance in emotional attention: disgust evokes early attention to cleanliness. COGNITION & EMOTION. 2011;25(3):466–77.
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Vogt, Julia, Ljubica Lozo, Ernst Koster, et al. “On the Role of Goal Relevance in Emotional Attention: Disgust Evokes Early Attention to Cleanliness.” COGNITION & EMOTION 25.3 (2011): 466–477. Print.
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  abstract     = {Prior evidence has shown that aversive emotional states are characterised by an attentional bias towards aversive events. The present study investigated whether aversive emotions also bias attention towards stimuli that represent means by which the emotion can be alleviated. We induced disgust by having participants touch fake disgusting objects. Participants in the control condition touched non-disgusting objects. The results of a subsequent dot-probe task revealed that attention was oriented to disgusting pictures irrespective of condition. However, participants in the disgust condition also oriented towards pictures representing cleanliness. These findings suggest that the deployment of attention in aversive emotional states is not purely stimulus driven but is also guided by the goal to alleviate this emotional state.},
  author       = {Vogt, Julia and Lozo, Ljubica and Koster, Ernst and De Houwer, Jan},
  issn         = {0269-9931},
  journal      = {COGNITION \& EMOTION},
  keyword      = {CONTINGENT,INFORMATION,MOTIVATION,MECHANISMS,PSYCHOLOGY},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {466--477},
  title        = {On the role of goal relevance in emotional attention: disgust evokes early attention to cleanliness},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02699931.2010.532613},
  volume       = {25},
  year         = {2011},
}

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