Existential Threat: Uncovering Implicit Affect in Response to Terror Reminders in Soldiers

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dc.contributor.authorQuirin, Markus
dc.contributor.authorMalekzad, Farhood
dc.contributor.authorKazen, Miguel
dc.contributor.authorLuckey, Udo
dc.contributor.authorKehr, Hugo
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-23T16:13:50Z-
dc.date.available2021-12-23T16:13:50Z-
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.issn16641078
dc.identifier.urihttps://osnascholar.ub.uni-osnabrueck.de/handle/unios/10768-
dc.description.abstractPsychological science has a hard time assessing affective processes of the individuals that they may not recognize or do not like to report on. Here, the authors used the Implicit Positive and Negative Affect Test (IPANAT; Quirin et al., 2009) to investigate whether reminders of an existential threat induce unpleasant implicit affect in soldiers waiting for their deployment to a country with high levels of terrorist threat, Afghanistan. As expected, relative to reminding participants of a television evening, implicit negative affect was higher and implicit positive affect was lower after reminding participants of terror acts performed in different cities. No significant effects were found in self-reports of negative or positive affect. Our findings suggest that reminders of existential threat can elicit implicit negative affect that individuals may not report on explicitly and thus, validate the IPANAT as an easily applicable measure in emotional contexts.
dc.description.sponsorship[TRT 0119]; This work was partially facilitated by a grant fromTempleton Rlg. Trust (TRT 0119) granted to HK and supporting MQ and FM.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherFRONTIERS MEDIA SA
dc.relation.ispartofFRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY
dc.subjectAfghanistan crisis
dc.subjectdeath awareness
dc.subjectDEFENSE
dc.subjectEXPLICIT
dc.subjectfear of terrorism
dc.subjectimplicit affect
dc.subjectIPANAT
dc.subjectMANAGEMENT THEORY
dc.subjectMODEL
dc.subjectMORTALITY SALIENCE
dc.subjectMOTIVATION
dc.subjectPsychology
dc.subjectPsychology, Multidisciplinary
dc.titleExistential Threat: Uncovering Implicit Affect in Response to Terror Reminders in Soldiers
dc.typejournal article
dc.identifier.doi10.3389/fpsyg.2021.585854
dc.identifier.isiISI:000662683400001
dc.description.volume12
dc.publisher.placeAVENUE DU TRIBUNAL FEDERAL 34, LAUSANNE, CH-1015, SWITZERLAND
dcterms.isPartOf.abbreviationFront. Psychol.
dcterms.oaStatusGreen Published, gold
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