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Weinbach, Noam; Kalanthroff, Eyal; Avnit, Amir; Henik, Avishai – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2015
The goal of the present study was to examine if and how arousal can modulate response inhibition. Two competing hypotheses can be drawn from previous literature. One holds that alerting cues that elevate arousal should result in an impulsive response and therefore impair response inhibition. The other suggests that alerting enhances processing of…
Descriptors: Experimental Psychology, Arousal Patterns, Inhibition, Cues
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Karniol, Rachel – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2012
Preschool children listened to a children's storybook about an animal character, with reading being terminated prior to, or after, problem resolution. The children's empathic understanding of how the animal character felt was assessed, and they were then asked to draw, with strength of pressure on the page (as evident on attached carbon copies)…
Descriptors: Animals, Preschool Children, Personality Traits, Psychological Patterns