Affective incongruence and thinking style: Student Martyn Gabel publishes a study in Cognition and Emotion

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

This study, a continuation of our work exploring the interplay of negative affect and cognition (Gabel & McAuley, 2018, 2020), examined the influence of a thinking style induction on participants with high and low levels of emotional reactivity. Our results are consistent with the notion that negative mood engenders analytic thinking which may benefit inhibitory performance provided it does not increase task-incongruent cognitive load. This work has been published in the journal Cognition and Emotion.