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Running head: EFFECTS OF AGE ON DETECTION OF EMOTION 1 Effects of Age on Detection of Emotional Information Christina M. Leclerc and Elizabeth A. Kensinger Boston College Author Note This research was supported by National Science Foundation Grant BCS 0542694 awarded to Elizabeth A. Kensinger. Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Christina M. Leclerc, Department of Psychology, Boston College, McGuinn Hall, Room 512, 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467. Email: christina.leclerc.1@bc.edu 11353-349 as supported by National Science Foundation Grant BCS 0542694 awarded to nsinger. concerning this article should be addressed to Christina M. Leclerc, Department Boston College, McGuinn Hall, Room 512, 140 Commonwealth Avenue, A 02467. Email: christina.leclerc.1@bc.edu Writing the abstract, 2.04 Establishing a title, 2.01; Preparing the manuscript for submission, 8.03 Formatting the author name (byline) and institutional affiliation, 2.02, Table 2.1 Double-spaced manuscript, Times Roman typeface, 1-inch margins, 8.03 Elements of an author note, 2.03 Running head: EFFECTS OF AGE ON DETECTION OF EMOTION 2 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. Keywords: aging, attention, information processing, emotion, visual search Figure 2.1. Sample One-Experiment Paper (The numbers refer to numbered sections in the Publication Manual .) Paper adapted from “Effects of Age on Detection of Emotional Information,” by C. M. Leclerc and E. A. Kensinger, 2008, Psychology and Aging, 23, pp. 209–215. Copyright 2008 by the American Psychological Association.
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Running head: EFFECTS OF AGE ON DETECTION OF EMOTION 3 Effects of Age on Detection of Emotional Information Frequently, people encounter situations in their environment in which it is impossible to attend to all available stimuli. It is therefore of great importance for one’s attentional processes to select only the most salient information in the environment to which one should attend. Previous research has suggested that emotional information is privy to attentional selection in young adults (e.g., & Tapia, 2004; Nummenmaa, Hyona, & Calvo, 2006), an obvious service to evolutionary drives to approach rewarding situations and to avoid threat and danger (Davis & Whalen, 2001; Dolan & Vuilleumier, 2003; Lang, Bradley, & Cuthbert, 1997; LeDoux, 1995).
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