Not All Negative Words Slow Down Lexical Decision and Naming Speed: Importance of Word Arousal

@inproceedings{Larsen2008NotAN,
  title={Not All Negative Words Slow Down Lexical Decision and Naming Speed: Importance of Word Arousal},
  author={Randy J. Larsen and Kimberly Ann Mercer and David A. Balota and Michael Strube},
  year={2008}
}
Previously the authors analyzed sets of words used in emotion Stroop experiments and found little evidence of automatic vigilance, for example, slower lexical decision time (LDT) or naming speed for negative words after controlling for lexical features. If there is a slowdown evoked by word negativity, most studies to date overestimate the effect because word negativity is often confounded with lexical features that promote slower word recognition. Estes and Adelman (this issue) analyze a new… CONTINUE READING

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