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Effects of Age on Detection of Emotional Information
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Abstract
Age differences were examined in affective processing, in the context of a visual search task.
Young and older adults were faster to detect high arousal images compared with low arousal and
neutral items. Younger adults were faster to detect positive high arousal targets compared with
other categories. In contrast, older adults exhibited an overall detection advantage for emotional
images compared with neutral images. Together, these findings suggest that older adults do not
display valence-based effects on affective processing at relatively automatic stages.
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Research results
According to Dr. XXXX that there’s a significant difference between young and older adults on their abilities to detect emotion. Here’s where you can demonstrate your abilities to do professional researches on the subject. Find two or three authoritative articles or expert’s scholastic works on the subject that support your auguments.
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Discussion
As outlined previously, there were three plausible alternatives for young and older adults’ performance on the visual search task: The two age groups could show a similar pattern of enhanced detection of emotional information, older adults could show a greater advantage for emotional detection than young adults, or older adults could show a greater facilitation than young adults only for the detection of positive information. The results lent some support to the first two alternatives, but no evidence was found to support the third alternative. Here’s where I want to see your analytical skills.
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Conclusion
Analyses focus on participants’ RTs to the 120 trials in which a target was present and was
from a different emotional category from the distractor (e.g., RTs were not included for arrays
contain eight images of a cat and one image of a butterfly because cats and butterflies are both low arousal items). RTs were analyzed for 24 trials of each target emotion…
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