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Effects of positive mood on attention broadening for self-related information

Maud Grol (UGent) , Ernst Koster (UGent) , Lynn Bruyneel and Rudi De Raedt (UGent)
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Studies on cognitive effects of positive emotions have associated positive emotions to broadened attention. Given the widely investigated relationship between self-focused attention and mood, it is important to investigate the effect of positive mood on visuospatial attention for self-related information. We used a performance-based measure to assess fluctuations in attentional broadening from self-related contrasted to not-self-related information. In Experiment 1, we checked that the self-related versus not-self-related stimuli did not evoke differential attention effects in general. In Experiment 2, we manipulated mood and found that an increase in positive mood was associated with a relative broadening of attention for self-related information. These results suggest that the meaning of the target of attention provides an interesting dimension for further investigation into the relation between positive emotions and attentional broadening.
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VISUAL-ATTENTION, EXPERIENCES, BREADTH, STIMULI, EMOTIONS, OWN FACE

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MLA
Grol, Maud, et al. “Effects of Positive Mood on Attention Broadening for Self-Related Information.” PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH-PSYCHOLOGISCHE FORSCHUNG, vol. 78, no. 4, 2014, pp. 566–73, doi:10.1007/s00426-013-0508-6.
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Grol, M., Koster, E., Bruyneel, L., & De Raedt, R. (2014). Effects of positive mood on attention broadening for self-related information. PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH-PSYCHOLOGISCHE FORSCHUNG, 78(4), 566–573. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00426-013-0508-6
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Grol, Maud, Ernst Koster, Lynn Bruyneel, and Rudi De Raedt. 2014. “Effects of Positive Mood on Attention Broadening for Self-Related Information.” PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH-PSYCHOLOGISCHE FORSCHUNG 78 (4): 566–73. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00426-013-0508-6.
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Grol, Maud, Ernst Koster, Lynn Bruyneel, and Rudi De Raedt. 2014. “Effects of Positive Mood on Attention Broadening for Self-Related Information.” PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH-PSYCHOLOGISCHE FORSCHUNG 78 (4): 566–573. doi:10.1007/s00426-013-0508-6.
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Grol M, Koster E, Bruyneel L, De Raedt R. Effects of positive mood on attention broadening for self-related information. PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH-PSYCHOLOGISCHE FORSCHUNG. 2014;78(4):566–73.
IEEE
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M. Grol, E. Koster, L. Bruyneel, and R. De Raedt, “Effects of positive mood on attention broadening for self-related information,” PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH-PSYCHOLOGISCHE FORSCHUNG, vol. 78, no. 4, pp. 566–573, 2014.
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  abstract     = {{Studies on cognitive effects of positive emotions have associated positive emotions to broadened attention. Given the widely investigated relationship between self-focused attention and mood, it is important to investigate the effect of positive mood on visuospatial attention for self-related information. We used a performance-based measure to assess fluctuations in attentional broadening from self-related contrasted to not-self-related information. In Experiment 1, we checked that the self-related versus not-self-related stimuli did not evoke differential attention effects in general. In Experiment 2, we manipulated mood and found that an increase in positive mood was associated with a relative broadening of attention for self-related information. These results suggest that the meaning of the target of attention provides an interesting dimension for further investigation into the relation between positive emotions and attentional broadening.}},
  author       = {{Grol, Maud and Koster, Ernst and Bruyneel, Lynn and De Raedt, Rudi}},
  issn         = {{0340-0727}},
  journal      = {{PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH-PSYCHOLOGISCHE FORSCHUNG}},
  keywords     = {{VISUAL-ATTENTION,EXPERIENCES,BREADTH,STIMULI,EMOTIONS,OWN FACE}},
  language     = {{eng}},
  number       = {{4}},
  pages        = {{566--573}},
  title        = {{Effects of positive mood on attention broadening for self-related information}},
  url          = {{http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00426-013-0508-6}},
  volume       = {{78}},
  year         = {{2014}},
}

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