Automatic effects of processing fluency in semantic coherence judgments and the role of transient and tonic affective states

Joanna Sweklej , Robert Balas , Grzegorz Pochwatko , Małgorzata Godlewska


Abstract: Recent literature reported that judgments of semantic coherence are influenced by a positive affective response due to increased fluency of processing. The presented paper investigates whether fluency of processing can be modified by affective responses to the coherent stimuli as well as an automaticity of processes involved in semantic coherence judgments. The studies employed the dyads of triads task in which participants are shown two word triads and asked to solve a semantically coherent one or indicate which of the two is semantically coherent. Across two studies in a dualtask paradigm we show that a) attentional resources moderate insight into semantically coherent word triads, whereas b) judgments of semantic coherence judgments are independent of attentional resources. We discuss implications of our findings for how people might form intuitive judgments of semantic coherence.
Author Joanna Sweklej (Wydział Psychologii)
Joanna Sweklej,,
- Wydział Psychologii
, Robert Balas
Robert Balas,,
, Grzegorz Pochwatko
Grzegorz Pochwatko,,
, Małgorzata Godlewska (Wydział Psychologii)
Małgorzata Godlewska,,
- Wydział Psychologii
Journal seriesPolish Psychological Bulletin, ISSN 0079-2993, e-ISSN 1641-7844, (B 15 pkt)
Issue year2015
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishsemantic coherence judgments; automaticity; affect; mood
ASJC Classification3200 General Psychology
Languageen angielski
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