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‘Help me! I’m old!’ How negative aging stereotypes create dependency among older adults
Objectives: This study examined the effects of negative aging stereotypes on self-reported loneliness, risk-taking, subjective health, and help-seeking behavior in a French sample of older adults.Expand
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The evaluation-behavior link: Direct and beyond valence
The present research tests the hypothesis that affective stimuli automatically trigger approach/avoidance tendencies. A first experiment showed that in a vigilance task participants responded fasterExpand
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Emotional norms for 524 French personality trait words
Newly measured rating norms provide a database of emotion-related dimensions for 524 French trait words. Measures include valence, approach/avoidance tendencies associated with the trait, possessor-Expand
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Of guns and snakes: testing a modern threat superiority effect*
ABSTRACT Previous studies suggest that ancient (i.e. evolutionary-based) threats capture attention because human beings possess an inborn module shaped by evolution and dedicated to their detection.Expand
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I, me, mine: Automatic attentional capture by self-related stimuli
Drawing on decades of research suggesting an attentional advantage for self-related information, researchers generally assume that self-related stimuli automatically capture attention. However, aExpand
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On the relations between distinct aspects of psychological distance: An ecological basis of construal-level theory ☆
Abstract Construal-level theory's basic assumption of a positive relationship between psychological distance and abstractness of mental representations presupposes a unitary distance construct.Expand
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A new look at sensorimotor aspects in approach/avoidance tendencies: The role of visual whole-body movement information
Abstract Because approach/avoidance is a crucial response to environmental stimuli, this type of action should have left its trace on our sensorimotor system. Recent work, however, downplayed theExpand
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Moving forward is not only a metaphor: Approach and avoidance lead to self-evaluative assimilation and contrast
Could it be that walking toward (vs. away) someone else changes your self-evaluation in the direction of what this person is? We answer positively and argue that approach movements lead toExpand
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The impact of open and closed mindsets on evaluative priming
In the present research, we argue that open versus closed mindsets, accompanying ongoing versus completed mental jobs on the prime, determine the size of congruity effects in the evaluative primingExpand
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A new look at online attraction: Unilateral initial attraction and the pivotal role of perceived similarity
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We examine how both perceived similarity and perceived attractiveness impact unilateral initial attraction (UIA), defined as a positive reaction following the perception of an unknown target within minimal information settings. Expand
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