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Psychological Research

An International Journal of Perception, Attention, Memory, and Action

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19-10-2019 | Review

Defining pleasant touch stimuli: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Pleasantness is generally overlooked when investigating tactile functions. Addition of a pleasant stimulus could allow for a more complete characterisation of somatosensory function. The aims of this review were to systematically assess the …

17-10-2019 | Original Article Open Access

The effect of performing versus preparing a task on the subsequent switch cost

Behaviour occurs not as isolated incidents, but within an ongoing sequence of events. The task-switching paradigm provides a useful way to investigate the impact of different events upon subsequent performance. An implication of two-stage …

17-10-2019 | Original Article

Multiple routes to word recognition: evidence from event-related potentials

We used event-related potentials to determine whether lexical access during semantic processing is achieved solely by the letter-based route, or by both a letter-based and word-based route. Participants determined whether words were related or …

11-10-2019 | Original Article

Attentional avoidance of threatening stimuli

Aversive conditioning has been shown to influence the control of attention, such that aversively conditioned stimuli receive elevated priority. Although aversively conditioned but task-irrelevant distractors are known to capture attention during …

30-09-2019 | Original Article

Are random events expected to be small?

People’s intuitions about mathematical and statistical concepts often include features that are not a part of the formal definitions. We argue that randomness and related concepts (events happening “accidentally”, “coincidentally” or “by chance”) …

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The journal Psychological Research publishes articles that contribute to a basic understanding of human perception, attention, memory and action. It is devoted to the dissemination of knowledge based on firm experimental ground, independent of any particular approach or school of thought. The contents include theoretical and historical papers as well as those of an applied nature that serve to bridge the gap between basic and applied research.

2 Year Impact Factor: 2.472 (2011)

5 Year Impact Factor: 2.371 (2011)
Section "Psychology, Experimental": Rank 23 out of 84

2.371 (2011)

Section "Psychology, Experimental": Rank 23 out of 84

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