Distraction from cognitive processing by emotional pictures : Preliminary evidence for an association with interactions between psychopathy-related traits in a non-clinical sample

@inproceedings{Maes2015DistractionFC,
  title={Distraction from cognitive processing by emotional pictures : Preliminary evidence for an association with interactions between psychopathy-related traits in a non-clinical sample},
  author={Joseph H. R. Maes and Inti A. Brazil},
  year={2015}
}
In individuals with psychopathy, the presence of emotional stimuli implicates a relatively weak distraction from performing cognitive tasks. This study assessed whether there is also a relationship between specific combinations of psychopathy-related traits present in the general population and sensitivity of cognitive processing to distraction by emotional stimuli. The participants (N = 80) were screened for these traits using the Psychopathic Personality Inventory and performed a… CONTINUE READING