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The effect of affect on social evaluation of faces through attention

  • 인문논총
  • 2024, 64(), pp.213-234
  • DOI : 10.33638/JHS.64.9
  • Publisher : Institute for Human studies, Kyungnam University
  • Research Area : Humanities > Other Humanities
  • Received : April 30, 2024
  • Accepted : June 14, 2024
  • Published : June 30, 2024

Youngji Hong 1 Lee, Yoonhyoung 2

1경남대학교
2영남대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study aims to determine whether emotions influence the social evaluation process through attention. To do this, we used a go/no-go task with positive, neutral, and negative faces. Participants responded based on whether the presented face was in color or black and white. Finally, participants completed a social evaluation task in which they were asked to rate the competence of several faces. The faces presented were neutral facial expressions of the same individual who had previously been presented with positive, neutral, and negative facial expressions in a go/no-go task. The study revealed that the neutral face condition, which was presented as a positive face in the go/no-go task, was rated significantly higher in terms of competence than the other conditions. The findings indicate that positive affects facilitate the expansion of attention and cognitive resources. Furthermore, affect can be utilized as a form of information in the social evaluation process.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.