Positive affect and flexibility: Overcoming the precedence of global over local processing of visual information

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dc.contributor.authorBaumann, N
dc.contributor.authorKuhl, J
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-23T15:57:13Z-
dc.date.available2021-12-23T15:57:13Z-
dc.date.issued2005
dc.identifier.issn01467239
dc.identifier.urihttps://osnascholar.ub.uni-osnabrueck.de/handle/unios/2795-
dc.description.abstractPrevious findings on the relationship between positive mood and global processing are often based on visual matching tasks that involve a choice between global and local strategies. Preferences for global processing in positive mood, however, do not imply a reduced ability to process locally. The present experiment tested the assumption that positive affect increases flexibility in cognitive processing as indicated by the ability to overcome global precedence, and to respond rapidly to non-dominant (local) features when the task necessitates it. Consistent with expectations, participants responded significantly faster to local targets after positive compared to neutral and negative prime words. The typical precedence of global over local processing observed after neutral and negative prime words was reversed after positive prime words. Findings support the assumption that positive affect increases cognitive flexibility. Furthermore, findings suggest that mood- related preferences in global versus local processing cannot be generalized to processing ability.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSPRINGER/PLENUM PUBLISHERS
dc.relation.ispartofMOTIVATION AND EMOTION
dc.subjectglobal processing
dc.subjectINTUITION
dc.subjectJUDGMENTS
dc.subjectlocal processing
dc.subjectMEMORY
dc.subjectMOOD
dc.subjectnegative affect
dc.subjectpositive affect
dc.subjectPSI theory
dc.subjectPsychology
dc.subjectPsychology, Experimental
dc.subjectPsychology, Social
dc.subjectSELF
dc.subjectTHINKING
dc.subjectTREES
dc.titlePositive affect and flexibility: Overcoming the precedence of global over local processing of visual information
dc.typejournal article
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11031-005-7957-1
dc.identifier.isiISI:000232843900004
dc.description.volume29
dc.description.issue2
dc.description.startpage123
dc.description.endpage134
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0002-4713-6664
dc.contributor.researcheridF-9899-2018
dc.identifier.eissn15736644
dc.publisher.place233 SPRING ST, NEW YORK, NY 10013 USA
dcterms.isPartOf.abbreviationMotiv. Emot.
dcterms.oaStatusGreen Submitted
crisitem.author.netidKuJu540-
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