Title: Automatic processing of dominance and submissiveness
Authors: Moors, Agnes #
Issue Date: Aug-2004
Conference: Conference Intl. Society for Research on Emotion edition:13 location:New York, USA date:August 2004
Abstract: Among appraisal theorists, there is fair consensus about the importance of the appraisal components of goal relevance, goal conduciveness and coping potential as antecedents of emotions. In order to accommodate the fact that specific emotions can arise spontaneously, appraisal theorists have suggested that many appraisal components can be determined and integrated automatically. For example, in order to maintain that anger and fear can occur spontaneously, one may assume that at least goal relevance, goal conduciveness and coping potential can be appraised in an automatic fashion. Former research lends support for the automatic processing of goal relevance (cf. attentional bias research, e.g., Williams, Matthews, & MacLeod, 1996) intrinsic valence (cf. affective priming and Simon research, Bargh, Chaiken, Govender, & Pratto, 1992; Fazio, Sanbonmatsu, Powell, & Kardes, 1986; Hermans, De Houwer, & Eelen, 1994; De Houwer & Eelen, 1994) and goal conduciveness (motivational affective priming and Moors & De Houwer, 2001; Moors, De Houwer, & Eelen, 2004). The present poster reports on the first support for the automatic processing of coping potential. Using a variant of the extrinsic affective Simon task (EAST, De Houwer, in press), we showed that the dominant or submissive character of words can be processed in a relatively automatic sense. Using another variant of the EAST, we also showed that the dominance-submissiveness relation between two individuals can be determined automatically when pictures of real life scenes are used.
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IMa
Appears in Collections:Non-KU Leuven Association publications
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