Search for dissertations about: "affective pictures"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 9 swedish dissertations containing the words affective pictures.

  1. 1. Age differences in arousal, perception of affective pictures, and emotional memory enhancement : Appraisal, Electrodermal activity, and Imaging data

    Author : Joachim Gavazzeni; Håkan Fischer; Richard J. Davidson; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Aging; Affective function; subjective ratings; SCRs; FMRI; Pictures; Emotional memory enhancement; Bottom-up and Top-down processing; Psychology; Psykologi; psykologi; Psychology;

    Abstract : In contrast to effortful cognitive functions, emotional functioning may remain stable or even be enhanced in older adults. It is unclear how affective functions in aging correspond to subjective experiences and physiological changes. READ MORE

  2. 2. On the Value of Pictures in Verbal Cognition

    Author : Susanne Wiking; Institutionen för psykologi; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Psychology; study-time; comprehension; illustrations; text enhancement; object-names; affective information; pictures; facial expressions; Psykologi;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis was to analyze the value of pictures in a number of cognitive tasks that are predominantly verbal in nature. Three studies, with three experiments each, are included in the thesis. The first study found automatic interference effects from pictures (facial expressions) on the affective evaluation of words. READ MORE

  3. 3. Processing Asymmetries of Emotionally Valenced Stimuli

    Author : Mats Dahl; Institutionen för psykologi; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Psychology; recollective experience; remember-know; memory; encoding; processing asymmetries; emotional words; emotional faces; affective pictures; emotion; affective information; Psykologi;

    Abstract : The central phenomenon investigated concerns the valence-based process asymmetry found in several earlier studies (e.g. Pratto & John, 1991; Taylor, 1991), where negative stimuli seem to initiate more thorough processing than positive stimuli. This finding was consistent in the three empirical studies forming this dissertation. READ MORE

  4. 4. Processing affective information after sleep loss

    Author : Andreas Gerhardsson; Håkan Fischer; Johanna Schwarz; Daniel Lundqvist; Philippe Peigneux; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; sleep deprivation; sleep restriction; affective bias; emotional working memory; positivity effect; sömnbrist; sömnrestriktion; emotionellt bias; arbetsminne; positivitetseffekten; psykologi; Psychology;

    Abstract : It is not fully understood why we need to sleep, although it is evident that sleep loss has consequences for many emotional and cognitive functions. The last couple of decades, sleep researchers have been increasingly devoted to better understand the relationship between sleep and affect. READ MORE

  5. 5. Social influences on affective responses to negative experiences

    Author : Lisa Espinosa; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
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    Abstract : As social human beings, the way we emotionally respond to what happens around us is often regulated by our interactions with others. The overall aim of this thesis is to advance the understanding of how social influences surrounding negative experiences can affect the formation, regulation and transfer of affective responses. READ MORE