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On the automaticity of relational stimulus processing : the (extrinsic) relational Simon task

Adriaan Spruyt UGent and Jan De Houwer UGent (2017) PLOS ONE. 12(10).
abstract
We introduce the (extrinsic) relational Simon task as a tool for capturing automatic relational stimulus processing. In three experiments, participants responded to a perceptual relation between two stimuli. Results showed that participants were faster and more accurate to respond when the (task-irrelevant) conceptual relation between these stimuli was compatible (rather than incompatible) with the (extrinsic) relational meaning of the required responses. This effect was replicated irrespective of the type of stimulus materials used, irrespective of the similarity between the relational information that was task-relevant and the relational information that was task-irrelevant, and irrespective of the complexity of the task-irrelevant relational information. Our findings add to a growing body of evidence showing that relational stimulus processing can occur under conditions of automaticity.
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SELF-ESTEEM, PERCEPTUAL COMPARISONS, MOTIVATIONAL VALENCE, IMPLICIT, MEASURES, SOCIAL COGNITION, ATTITUDES, INFORMATION, SIZE, COMPATIBILITY, ASSOCIATION
journal title
PLOS ONE
PLoS One
volume
12
issue
10
article number
e0186606
pages
19 pages
publisher
Public Library Science
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San francisco
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Article
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000413845400034
ISSN
1932-6203
DOI
10.1371/journal.pone.0186606
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English
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yes
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8540760
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-8540760
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2017-12-07 16:34:27
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Chicago
Spruyt, Adriaan, and Jan De Houwer. 2017. “On the Automaticity of Relational Stimulus Processing : the (extrinsic) Relational Simon Task.” Plos One 12 (10).
APA
Spruyt, A., & De Houwer, J. (2017). On the automaticity of relational stimulus processing : the (extrinsic) relational Simon task. PLOS ONE, 12(10).
Vancouver
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Spruyt A, De Houwer J. On the automaticity of relational stimulus processing : the (extrinsic) relational Simon task. PLOS ONE. San francisco: Public Library Science; 2017;12(10).
MLA
Spruyt, Adriaan, and Jan De Houwer. “On the Automaticity of Relational Stimulus Processing : the (extrinsic) Relational Simon Task.” PLOS ONE 12.10 (2017): n. pag. Print.