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ERIC Number: EJ1151989
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0163-853X
Emotion Processes in Knowledge Revision
Trevors, Gregory J.; Kendeou, Panayiota; Butterfuss, Reese
Discourse Processes: A multidisciplinary journal, v54 n5-6 p406-426 2017
In recent years, a number of insights have been gained into the cognitive processes that explain how individuals overcome misconceptions and revise their previously acquired incorrect knowledge. The current study complements this line of research by investigating the moment-by-moment emotion processes that occur during knowledge revision using a think-aloud methodology. Undergraduate students read both refutation and nonrefutation texts and reported out loud their thoughts, which were coded along valence and activation dimensions of emotions. Results showed that at key points during reading, emotions differed within and between experimental text conditions. Further, exploratory mediational analysis showed that surprise was an influential emotion for learning. Findings are discussed in terms of theoretical contributions to our basic understanding of the role of emotions during knowledge revision.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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