The Resource Differential effects of negative and positive affect on context processing, by Theresa M. Becker, (electronic resource)

Differential effects of negative and positive affect on context processing, by Theresa M. Becker, (electronic resource)

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Differential effects of negative and positive affect on context processing
Title
Differential effects of negative and positive affect on context processing
Statement of responsibility
by Theresa M. Becker
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Thesis advisor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Context processing is thought to be a central component of cognitive control involved in maintaining goals. Context processing impairments have been implicated in psychopathology, with suggestions that the interaction between context processing and the occurrence of emotions might be important for some mental disorders. However, the specific influence, if any, of briefly elicited negative and positive affect on context processing remains unclear. In this research, I used three separate tasks (i.e., the Preparing to Overcome Prepotency (POP) task, Stroop task, and AX-CPT task, respectively) to examine the influence of briefly elicited negative and positive affect on context processing in undergraduate students. In the first study, negative affect facilitated context processing performance; whereas positive affect impaired context processing. However, the influence of affect on context processing in this task may have been confounded by the influence of affect on decision processes. In contrast to the first study, the second and third studies found evidence that briefly elicited negative affect increased errors on context processing tasks. Conversely, positive affect did not have a significant effect on context processing performance. Overall, these results suggest that negative affect may disrupt context processing and the maintenance of task critical goals. An influence of negative affect on context processing could have important implications for some aspects of psychopathology
Cataloging source
MUU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Becker, Theresa M
Degree
M.A.
Dissertation year
2007.
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Kerns, John Gerald
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Context effects (Psychology)
  • Cognition
  • Psychology, Pathological
Target audience
specialized
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Differential effects of negative and positive affect on context processing, by Theresa M. Becker, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
  • The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on September 15, 2009)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
436868985
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 92 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Access is limited to the campuses of the University of Missouri.
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)436868985
Label
Differential effects of negative and positive affect on context processing, by Theresa M. Becker, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on September 15, 2009)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
436868985
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 92 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Access is limited to the campuses of the University of Missouri.
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)436868985

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