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dc.contributor.authorMemiş, Elif
dc.contributor.authorGüney, Çiçek
dc.contributor.authorGökçe, Ahu
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-24T18:24:23Z
dc.date.available2021-07-24T18:24:23Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.issn1304-4680
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12469/4088
dc.description.abstractThe impact of emotions on cognitive processes has been studied intensively in the last years. The aim of the present study is to investigate the relationship between visuospatial attention processes and emotions. Visuospatial attention processes were investigated by using a localization task which required processing of the words that formed the configuration. In the localization task, participants were asked to indicate the position of the target word which matched the color of the fixation cross ("+") by pressing the relevant keyboard button. In each trial, four words in different colors were positioned to form a square configuration. In different experimental conditions, words that formed the configuration varied in their valence (neutral, positive and negative words). The intertrial transitions (trial 1 -> trial 2) consisted of changes in the target's location within the configuration (e.g. top right corner), size of configuration (big/small square) and type of word (emotional/neutral). The main goal of the present study is to investigate the interaction between the processing of emotional and neutral words and certain variables. The variables were the size of the attended area and localizing the target word that was repeated or changed across trials. By changing the size of the configuration (small / big sized square) across trials, the size of the attended area was determined. The results revealed that changes in word valence and size of the configuration led to differences in the localization task performance. It was found that neutral and negative words led to target location repetition cost. Different location targets were processed faster suggesting that word processing was easier. Additionally, bigger, compared to smaller configurations, led to better performance only when emotional words were used. Overall findings of the present study suggest that configural representations are formed automatically by using the word stimuli, and they influence the processing of emotional and neutral words differently.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.publisherISTANBUL UNIVen_US
dc.subjectEmotional word processingen_US
dc.subjectconfigural representationsen_US
dc.subjectglobal/local processingen_US
dc.subjectvisual searchen_US
dc.subjectspatial attentionen_US
dc.titleEmotional Word Processing Within Configural Representationsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.startpage79en_US
dc.identifier.endpage104en_US
dc.relation.journalSTUDIES IN PSYCHOLOGY-PSIKOLOJI CALISMALARI DERGISIen_US
dc.identifier.issue1en_US
dc.identifier.volume40en_US
dc.identifier.wos000533602900004en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.26650/SP2019-0014en_US
dc.contributor.khasauthorGökçe, Ahuen_US


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