Experimental Brain Research
This paper contributes to the domain of implicit sequence learning by presenting a new version of the serial reaction time (SRT) task that allows unambiguously separating perceptual from motor learning. Participants matched the colors of three small squares with the color of a subsequently presented large target square. An identical sequential stru...
Memory & Cognition
We extend research on the priming of insight by studying group problem solving. Groups of 2–4 participants tried to solve an ambiguously worded problem in the presence of a prime that reinforced the dominant but incorrect interpretation of the problem, a prime that reinforced the uncommon but correct interpretation, or no prime. The paradigm involv...
Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry
Highlights ► We examine the role of implicit processes in pathological skin picking (PSP). ► We assess automatic responses to skin irregularities in PSP patients and controls. ► PSP patients display distraction and avoidance in response to skin irregularities. ► Distraction by skin irregularities uniquely predicts symptom severity at post-measureme...
Encyclopedia of Human Behavior
Social cognition represents the scientific approach within social psychology dedicated to studying how people process and respond to social information. The first half of this article reviews social cognition's relationship to cognitive and social psychology and traces its intellectual origins and contemporary influences. After reviewing key terms ...
Biology & Philosophy
Mental time travel refers to the ability of an organism to project herself backward and forward in time, using episodic memory and imagination to simulate past and future experiences. The evolution of mental time travel gives humans a unique capacity for prospection: the ability to pre-experience the future. Discussions of mental time travel treat ...
Implicit emotion regulation may be a BED treatment mechanism because psychotherapy, directly or indirectly, decreased sensitivity to implicit emotional conflict. Further understanding implicit emotion regulation may refine conceptualizations and effective BED treatments.
Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Among individuals coping with cancer, emotional approach coping—expressing and processing emotions following negative events—has been identified as a potentially adaptive form of emotion regulation. However, its mental health benefits may depend on social-cognitive factors and on how it is implemented. This study examined loneliness as a determinan...
Negative affective information may be presented outside of awareness and change physiological activity. By increasing peripheral physiological activity, subliminally presented negative affective information may contribute to the development of disease. The current systematic review evaluated 65 studies in which negative affective stimuli were prese...
Does the explicit or implicit knowledge about the consequences of our choices shape learning and memory processes? This seems to be the case according to previous studies demonstrating improvements in learning and retention of symbolic relations and in visuospatial recognition memory when each correct choice is reinforced with its own unique and ex...