Threats may be negative promises (but warnings are more than negative tips)

@article{Wray2016ThreatsMB,
  title={Threats may be negative promises (but warnings are more than negative tips)},
  author={Helena Wray and Jeffrey S. Wood and Matthew Haigh and Andrew J Stewart},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Psychology},
  year={2016},
  volume={28},
  pages={593 - 600}
}
ABSTRACT In everyday situations conditional promises, threats, tips, and warnings are commonplace. Previous research has reported disruption to eye movements during reading when conditional promises are produced by someone who does not have control over the conditional outcome event, but no such disruption for the processing of conditional tips. In the present paper, we examine how readers process conditional threats and warnings. We compare one account which views conditional threats and… Expand
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