Risk Of Offensive/Incorrect Content: How actions change liking: The effect of an action’s outcome on the evaluation of the action’s object.

People like positive objects (e.g., fun activities) and dislike negative objects (e.g., boring activities). However, objects usually do not appear in isolation; They are often objects of an action (e.g., the boring activities were canceled). Using a wi…

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Risk Of Offensive/Incorrect Content: Perspective taking in a novel signaling task: Effects of world knowledge and contextual constraint.

Perspective taking—the ability to see things from someone else’s point of view—can boost success in communication. A signaler might take perspective when designing an utterance that is informative from the receiver’s point of view, or the receiver migh…

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Risk Of Offensive/Incorrect Content: Unconscious processing of facial dominance: The role of low-level factors in access to awareness.

Visual stimuli with social-emotional relevance have been claimed to gain preferential access to awareness. For example, recent studies used the breaking continuous flash suppression paradigm (b-CFS) to show that faces that are perceived as less dominan…

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Risk Of Offensive/Incorrect Content: Groups at a glance: Perceivers infer social belonging in a group based on perceptual summaries of sex ratio.

Human observers extract perceptual summaries for sets of items after brief visual exposure, accurately judging the average size of geometric shapes (Ariely, 2001), walking direction of a crowd (Sweeny, Haroz, & Whitney, 2013), and the eye gaze of group…

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Risk Of Offensive/Incorrect Content: The limits of learning: Exploration, generalization, and the development of learning traps.

Learning usually improves the accuracy of beliefs through the accumulation of experience. But are there limits to learning that prevent us from accurately understanding our world? In this article we investigate the concept of a “learning trap”—the form…

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Risk Of Offensive/Incorrect Content: Investigating masked priming along the “vision-for-perception” and “vision-for-action” dimensions of unconscious processing.

The study of nonconscious priming is rooted in a long research tradition in experimental psychology and plays an important role for a range of topics, including visual recognition, emotion, decision making, and memory. Prime stimuli can be transiently …

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