Tag: Transitive Inference

Transforming valences through transitive inference: How are faces emotionally dissonant?

Published in: The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, Volume 70, Issue 12, 2478-2496 Abstract “Information that is emotionally incongruous with self-concepts can produce feelings of unease. This implies that embedding incongruous information in newly formed relational structures would have little effect on their previous emotive properties. Alternatively, Relational Frame Theory highlights the importance of contextualized stimulus-stimulus relations, where the structure of a relational series is key in determining the function of its elements. To see whether series membership can mitigate ‘dissonance’ when a salient element is employed, the present investigation trained and tested a seven-term relational series (X>A>B>C>D>E>Y) using blurred faces… Read More