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Reagera och agera: Styrka och snabbhet i den manuella responsen för emotionella stimuli
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In this study I investigated whether the strength in the manual response for emotional and neutral stimulus search arrays can explain some of the difference in reaction times (RT:s) for emotional stimuli, or not. Earlier, perceptual, cognitive and attentional processes has mostly been used to explain the variance in RT:s. Thirtythree individuals were asked to, as fast as possible, detect a target picture among distractor pictures in 3 rows x 4 columns arranged search arrays. The pictures were categorized in fear relevant animals (snake, spider) and neutral animals (cat). The results showed, more correct responses for cat target. No correlation between strength and fear relevant target picture was found. This can partly be explained by that RT:s and force (Newton) was measured at different time sets with different buttons. The results show that the use of different response buttons results in a difference in the heartbeat frequency.

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Keyword [en]
reaction times, force, emotions, heart rate
Keyword [sv]
reaktionstid, styrka, emotioner, hjärtats slagfrekvens
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-13449Archive number: PSC-H11-11OAI: diva2:571960
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-11-27 Created: 2012-11-26 Last updated: 2012-11-27Bibliographically approved

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