On the influence of affective states on intuitive coherence judgements

Robert Balas , Joanna Sweklej , Grzegorz Pochwatko , Małgorzata Godlewska

Abstract

Recent research has shown that coherence judgements of semantically related word triads are facilitated by a subtle positive response triggered by their increased fluency of processing. Such positive affective response serves as a cue indicating semantic coherence. However, we argue that the fluency of processing is not the only source of affective response that can influence intuitive judgements. The present study investigated differential influences of mood and affective valence of solution words on intuitive coherence judgements. We show that affective cues resulting from processing fluency can be strengthened or weakened by inducing positive or negative affective response through the activation of solutions to semantically coherent triads. Also, mood is shown to impact the breadth of activated associations therefore affecting not only judgements of semantic coherence but also solvability of word triads. We discuss the implications of our findings for how people might form intuitive judgements of semantic coherence.
Author Robert Balas (Wydział Psychologii)
Robert Balas,,
- Wydział Psychologii
, Joanna Sweklej (Wydział Psychologii)
Joanna Sweklej,,
- Wydział Psychologii
, Grzegorz Pochwatko
Grzegorz Pochwatko,,
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, Małgorzata Godlewska (Wydział Psychologii)
Małgorzata Godlewska,,
- Wydział Psychologii
Journal seriesCognition and Emotion, ISSN 0269-9931, e-ISSN 1464-0600, (A 35 pkt)
Issue year2012
Vol26
No2
Pages312-320
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishIntuition, Semantic coherence judgements, Affect, Mood
ASJC Classification1201 Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous); 3204 Developmental and Educational Psychology; 3205 Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
DOIDOI:10.1080/02699931.2011.568050
URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02699931.2011.568050
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Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2012 = 1.286; WoS Impact Factor: 2012 = 2.377 (2) - 2012=2.838 (5)
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