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creator
Moriya, Jun
Tanno, Yoshihiko
subject
social anxiety
perceptual load
natural scene
attentional control
repetition priming
flanker task
NDC
Psychology
abstract
In this study, by manipulating perceptual load, we investigated whether socially anxious people process task-irrelevant, non-emotional, natural scenes. When attention was directed to letters and perceptual load was low, task-irrelevant natural scenes were processed, as evidenced by repetition priming effects, in both high and low socially anxious people. In the high perceptual load condition, repetition-priming effects decreased in participants with low social anxiety, but not in those with high social anxiety. The results were the same when attention was directed to pictures of animals: even in the high perceptual load condition, high socially anxious participants processed task-irrelevant natural scenes, as evidenced by flanker effects. However, when attention was directed to pictures of people, task-irrelevant natural scenes were not processed by participants in either anxiety group, regardless of perceptual load. These results suggest that high socially anxious individuals could not inhibit task-irrelevant natural scenes under conditions of high perceptual load, except when attention was focused on people.
journal title
Acta Psychologica
volume
Volume 138
issue
Issue 1
start page
162
end page
170
date of issued
2011-09
publisher
Elsevier B.V.
issn
0001-6918
1873-6297
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language
eng
nii type
Journal Article
HU type
Journal Articles
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rights
© 2011. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
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department
Graduate School of Science