Easy moves: Perceptual fluency facilitates approach-related action

Evan W Carr , Mark Rotteveel , Piotr Winkielman


It is well established that processing fluency impacts preference judgments and physiological reactions indicative of affect. Yet, little is known about how fluency influences motivation-related action. Here, we offer a novel demonstration that fluency facilitates action-tendencies related to approach. Four experiments investigated this action effect, its boundary conditions, and concomitant affective responses. Experiment 1 found faster approach movements (reaction times [RTs] to initiate arm flexion) to perceptually fluent stimuli when participants acted to rapidly classify stimuli as either "good" or "bad." Experiment 2 eliminated this fluency effect on action when participants performed nonaffective classifications ("living" or "nonliving"), even though fluency robustly enhanced liking judgments. Experiment 3 demonstrated that fluency can also facilitate approach action that is not immediate, as long as the delayed action involves affective classification. This experiment also fou
Author Evan W Carr
Evan W Carr,,
, Mark Rotteveel
Mark Rotteveel,,
, Piotr Winkielman (Wydział Psychologii)
Piotr Winkielman,,
- Wydział Psychologii
Journal seriesEmotion, ISSN 1528-3542, (A 40 pkt)
Issue year2016
Pages540 - 552
Publication size in sheets0.6
ASJC Classification3200 General Psychology
URL http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=cmedm&AN=26751628&lang=pl&site=ehost-live
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)40
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 1.635; WoS Impact Factor: 2016 = 3.251 (2) - 2016=4.266 (5)
Citation count*18 (2021-02-26)
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