Emotion and executive functioning: the effect of normal mood states on fluency tasks.

  title={Emotion and executive functioning: the effect of normal mood states on fluency tasks.},
  author={Janessa O. Carvalho and Rebecca E. Ready},
  journal={Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology},
  volume={32 3},
Induced positive affect (PA) can improve verbal fluency performance, and induced negative affect (NA) can increase design fluency performance (Bartolic, Basso, Schefft, Glauser, & Titanic-Schefft, 1999). Building on this, the current study investigated associations between everyday mood states and executive functions. Participants (N = 74, mean age = 51.19 years) completed verbal and design fluency tasks and a self-report affect task. PA was associated with better verbal fluency performance… CONTINUE READING

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