The role of age and emotional valence in word recognition: an ex-Gaussian analysis

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dc.contributor.author Moreno-Cid, Amparo
dc.contributor.author Moret-Tatay, Carmen
dc.contributor.author Irigaray, Tatiana Quarti
dc.contributor.author Argimon, Irani I. L.
dc.contributor.author Murphy, Michael
dc.contributor.author Szczerbinski, Marcin
dc.contributor.author Martínez-Rubio, David
dc.contributor.author Beneyto-Arrojo, María José
dc.contributor.author Navarro-Pard, Esperanza
dc.contributor.author Fernández, Pedro
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-08T11:45:30Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-08T11:45:30Z
dc.date.issued 2015-01
dc.identifier.citation Moreno-Cid, A., Moret-Tatay, C., Irigaray, T.Q., Argimon, I.I.L., Murphy, M., Szczerbinski, M., Martinez-Rubio, D., Beneyto-Arrojo, M.J., Navarro-Pard, E. and Fernandez, P. (2015) 'The role of age and emotional valence in word recognition: an ex-Gaussian analysis', Studia Psychologica, 57(2), pp.83-94. en
dc.identifier.volume 57 en
dc.identifier.issued 2 en
dc.identifier.startpage 83 en
dc.identifier.endpage 94 en
dc.identifier.issn 0039-3320
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/2847
dc.description.abstract The aim of this work is to evaluate the roles of age and emotional valence in word recognition in terms of ex-Gaussian distribution components. In order to do that, a word recognition task was carried out with two age groups, in which emotional valence was manipulated. Older participants did not present a clear trend for reaction times. The younger participants showed significant statistical differences in negative words for target and distracting conditions. Addressing the ex-Gaussian tau parameter, often related to attentional demands in the literature, age-related differences in emotional valence seem not to have an effect for negative words. Focusing on emotional valence for each group, the younger participants only showed an effect on negative distracting words. The older participants showed an effect regarding negative and positive target words, and negative distracting words. This suggests that the attentional demand is higher for emotional words, in particular, for the older participants. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Institute of Experimental Psychology, Centre of Social and Psychological Sciences, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovak Republic en
dc.relation.uri http://psychologia.sav.sk/sp/index.php?id=home
dc.rights © 2015, the Authors. en
dc.subject Word recognition en
dc.subject Emotional valence en
dc.subject Ex-Gaussian components en
dc.subject Memory en
dc.subject Arousal en
dc.subject Pictures en
dc.subject Program en
dc.subject Task en
dc.subject Information en
dc.subject Statistics en
dc.subject Experience en
dc.subject Young en
dc.title The role of age and emotional valence in word recognition: an ex-Gaussian analysis en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Marcin Szczerbinski, Applied Psychology, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: m.szczerbinski@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2016-06-27T16:15:10Z
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Studia Psychologica en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress m.szczerbinski@ucc.ie en


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