Marine ROUGIER, de l’ Université de Grenoble Alpes – Mardi 06 décembre 2016
Grounded Cognition and Approach/Avoidance: Perceptual (Visual) Input as a Gateway to Behavioral Tendencies
Le séminaire sera présenté par Marine ROUGIER, de l’ Université de GRENOBLE ALPES et aura lieu le Mardi 06 Décembre 2016 à 14h en salle 5028
In the realm of approach/avoidance tendencies, the grounded cognition perspective is often associated with tasks involving motor stimulation (often arm movements). In contrast with this trend, we apply a grounded cognition perspective to hypothesize that to best capture approach/avoidance tendencies (here by producing larger compatibility effects, namely faster response times to approach positive stimuli and avoid negative stimuli, than the reverse) a task needs to simulate the perceptual information associated with an action of the whole self/body (towards or away from a stimulus) in a first-person perspective. To test this reasoning, we designed a task (the VAAST: Visual Approach/Avoidance by the Self Task) simulating this perception at the visual level. Experiments 1A and 1B test how critical is a first-person perspective by notably showing that the VAAST produced a larger compatibility effect than the Manikin task, a task putting participants in a third-person perspective. Experiments 2A and 2B test how critical is the action of the whole self by notably demonstrating that the VAAST produced a larger compatibility effect than a task simulating an action on the stimulus. Finally, Experiment 3 tested whether a compatibility effect could be produced in the VAAST without an explicit valence categorization of stimuli and with a highly degraded perception of these stimuli. Overall, these experiments challenge current explanations of compatibility effects by showing the importance of perceptual (visual) information in measuring approach/avoidance tendencies.
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