PHYSICAL CLEANSING BIASES RECOGNITION PERFORMANCE FOR (IM)MORAL SOCIAL ISSUES

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dc.contributor.authorKaspar, Kai
dc.contributor.authorJahn, Christoph
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-23T16:06:47Z-
dc.date.available2021-12-23T16:06:47Z-
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn00393320
dc.identifier.urihttps://osnascholar.ub.uni-osnabrueck.de/handle/unios/7550-
dc.description.abstractPrevious research showed that physical cleansing can affect moral judgements, indicating a functional link between the concepts of physical and moral purity. The act of cleansing one's own hands was also found to influence cognitive processes beyond the moral domain. Overall, research suggests that physical cleansing can bias cognitive information processing. To investigate this assumption, we extended the hitherto scope in this research line and examined cleanliness effects on memory performance. For the first time, we scrutinized the effect of hand cleansing on the recall and recognition performance for (im)moral social issues. We found that cleansing produced a significant increase in participants' memory for immoral versus moral social issues at the level of recognition performance, whereas free recall was not affected. This negativity bias occurred independently of whether cleansing was performed before or after the learning phase, indicating that cleansing has an effect on the retrieval of information from memory.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSLOVAK ACAD SCIENCES INST EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
dc.relation.ispartofSTUDIA PSYCHOLOGICA
dc.subjectembodied cognition
dc.subjectHANDS
dc.subjectINFORMATION
dc.subjectMEMORY
dc.subjectmemory performance
dc.subjectMOOD
dc.subjectMORAL JUDGMENTS
dc.subjectmoral social issues
dc.subjectphysical cleansing
dc.subjectPsychology
dc.subjectPsychology, Multidisciplinary
dc.subjectrecognition
dc.subjectSELF
dc.titlePHYSICAL CLEANSING BIASES RECOGNITION PERFORMANCE FOR (IM)MORAL SOCIAL ISSUES
dc.typejournal article
dc.identifier.doi10.21909/sp.2016.04.725
dc.identifier.isiISI:000393261100005
dc.description.volume58
dc.description.issue4
dc.description.startpage307
dc.description.endpage321
dc.publisher.placeDUBRAVSKA CESTA 9, 813 64 BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA
dcterms.isPartOf.abbreviationStudia Psychol.
dcterms.oaStatusgold, Green Submitted
crisitem.author.netidKaKa001-
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