Selective Attention Improves Under Stress: Implications for Theories of Social Cognition

Eran Chajut, Daniel Algom

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Three influential perspectives of social cognition entail conflicting predictions regarding the selectivity of performance under stress. According to the attention view, selectivity to the task-relevant attribute improves under stress because of reduced utilization of task-irrelevant attributes. According to the capacity-resource approach, stress depletes attentional resources wherefore selectivity fails for all but chronically accessible information. A third perspective, ironic process theory; similarly holds that selective attention fails under stress but adds that task-irrelevant information is rendered hyperaccessible. The theoretical derivations were tested in a series of experiments using 2 classes of selectivity measures, with special care taken to control for hitherto neglected factors of context. The results showed that the selectivity of attention improved under stress, consistent with the prediction of the attention view.

اللغة الأصليةالإنجليزيّة
الصفحات (من إلى)231-248
عدد الصفحات18
دوريةJournal of Personality and Social Psychology
مستوى الصوت85
رقم الإصدار2
المعرِّفات الرقمية للأشياء
حالة النشرنُشِر - أغسطس 2003


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