The effect of negative affect on cognition: Anxiety, not anger, impairs executive function.

@article{Shields2016TheEO,
  title={The effect of negative affect on cognition: Anxiety, not anger, impairs executive function.},
  author={Grant S. Shields and Wesley G. Moons and Carl A Tewell and Andrew P. Yonelinas},
  journal={Emotion},
  year={2016},
  volume={16 6},
  pages={
          792-7
        }
}
It is often assumed that negative affect impairs the executive functions that underlie our ability to control and focus our thoughts. However, support for this claim has been mixed. Recent work has suggested that different negative affective states like anxiety and anger may reflect physiologically separable states with distinct effects on cognition. However, the effects of these 2 affective states on executive function have never been assessed. As such, we induced anxiety or anger in… 

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