Hilary A. Meyer

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Mood effects on automatic and controlled components of semantic priming were examined. After a neutral or positive mood manipulation, subjects underwent two blocks of a priming task. Automatic and strategic priming processes were operationally differentiated by the assumption that automatic priming remains constant during the task, whereas controlled(More)
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Avoidance of ambiguity can be examined by both text analytic and self-report methods. In previous studies using text analytic methods, clinical groups showed a higher avoidance of ambiguity than nonclinical subjects. In nonclinical subjects, however, higher avoidance of ambiguity did not correlate with emotional processes. In these studies, higher avoidance(More)
The present study tries to answer three questions: 1.) Do patients with neurotic disorders differ from normals by a stronger tendency to avoid or reduce ambiguity? 2.) Does the tendency to avoid or reduce ambiguity increase with increasing ambiguity of the stimulus? 3.) Does the avoidance or reduction of ambiguity increase with affects of anxiety and(More)
The hypothesis of specific cognitive dynamics in schizophrenics is derived and tested in this study. This cognitive style should be characterized by a reduction of cognitive ambiguity and could be demonstrated in borderline patients in a previous study. This hypothesis is tested by applying Ertel's (1972) DOTA-dictionary to responses of 25 acute and 25(More)
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