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    Activation and Inhibition of Affective Information: for Negative Priming in the Evaluation Task.Dirk Wentura - 1999 - Cognition and Emotion 13 (1):65-91.
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    Incongruency effects in affective processing: Automatic motivational counter-regulation or mismatch-induced salience?Klaus Rothermund, Anne Gast & Dirk Wentura - 2011 - Cognition and Emotion 25 (3):413-425.
    Attention is automatically allocated to stimuli that are opposite in valence to the current motivational focus (Rothermund, 2003; Rothermund, Voss, & Wentura, 2008). We tested whether this incongruency effect is due to affective–motivational counter-regulation or to an increased salience of stimuli that mismatch with cognitively activated information. Affective processing biases were assessed with a search task in which participants had to detect the spatial position at which a positive or negative stimulus was presented. In the motivational condition, positive or negative (...)
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    Cognitive processes in associative and categorical priming: A diffusion model analysis.Andreas Voss, Klaus Rothermund, Anne Gast & Dirk Wentura - 2013 - Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 142 (2):536.
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    Affective priming of semantic categorisation responses.Jan De Houwer, Dirk Hermans, Klaus Rothermund & Dirk Wentura - 2002 - Cognition and Emotion 16 (5):643-666.
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    Automatic evaluation isn't that crude! Moderation of masked affective priming by type of valence.Dirk Wentura & Juliane Degner - 2010 - Cognition and Emotion 24 (4):609-628.
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    Masked emotional priming beyond global valence activations.Michaela Rohr, Juliane Degner & Dirk Wentura - 2012 - Cognition and Emotion 26 (2):224-244.
  7. The “meddling-in” of affective information: A general model of automatic evaluation effects.Dirk Wentura & Klaus Rothermund - 2003 - In Jochen Musch & Karl C. Klauer (eds.), The Psychology of Evaluation: Affective Processes in Cognition and Emotion. Lawerence Erlbaum. pp. 51--86.
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    Threatening joy: Approach and avoidance reactions to emotions are influenced by the group membership of the expresser.Andrea Paulus & Dirk Wentura - 2014 - Cognition and Emotion 28 (4):656-677.
    It has been repeatedly stated that approach and avoidance reactions to emotional faces are triggered by the intention signalled by the emotion. This line of thought suggests that each emotion signals a specific intention triggering a specific behavioural reaction. However, empirical results examining this assumption are inconsistent, suggesting that it might be too short-sighted. We hypothesise that the same emotional expression can signal different social messages and, therefore, trigger different reactions; which social message is signalled by an emotional expression should (...)
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    The “emotion misattribution” procedure: Processing beyond good and bad under masked and unmasked presentation conditions.Michaela Rohr, Juliane Degner & Dirk Wentura - 2015 - Cognition and Emotion 29 (2):196-219.
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    Boundary conditions for the influence of unfamiliar non-target primes in unconscious evaluative priming: The moderating role of attentional task sets.Markus Kiefer, Eun-Jim Sim & Dirk Wentura - 2015 - Consciousness and Cognition 35:342-356.
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    Response-bound primes diminish affective priming in the naming task.Dirk Wentura & Christian Frings - 2008 - Cognition and Emotion 22 (2):374-384.
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    Dysphorics cannot ignore unpleasant information.Christian Frings, Dirk Wentura & Maike Holtz - 2007 - Cognition and Emotion 21 (7):1525-1534.
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    Cognition and emotion: on paradigms and metaphors.Dirk Wentura - 2019 - Cognition and Emotion 33 (1):85-93.
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    Attentional bias towards angry faces is moderated by the activation of a social processing mode in the general population.Benedikt Emanuel Wirth & Dirk Wentura - 2019 - Cognition and Emotion 33 (7):1317-1329.
    ABSTRACTDot-probe studies usually find an attentional bias towards threatening stimuli only in anxious participants, but not in non-anxious participants. In the present study, we conducted two experiments to investigate whether attentional bias towards angry faces in unselected samples is moderated by the extent to which the current task requires social processing. In Experiment 1, participants performed a dot-probe task involving classification of either socially meaningful targets or meaningless targets. Targets were preceded by two photographic face cues, one angry and one (...)
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    Automatic attention to stimuli signalling chances and dangers: Moderating effects of positive and negative goal and action contexts.Klaus Rothermund, Dirk Wentura & Peter M. Bak - 2001 - Cognition and Emotion 15 (2):231-248.
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    Masked emotional priming: A double dissociation between direct and indirect effects reveals non-conscious processing of emotional information beyond valence.Dirk Wentura, Michaela Rohr & Juliane Degner - 2017 - Consciousness and Cognition 49:203-214.
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    The natural egocenter: An experimental account of locating the self.Sarah Schäfer, Dirk Wentura, Marcel Pauly & Christian Frings - 2019 - Consciousness and Cognition 74:102775.
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    Attentional bias towards happy faces in the dot-probe paradigm: it depends on which task is used.Dirk Wentura, Liliann Messeh & Benedikt Emanuel Wirth - 2024 - Cognition and Emotion 38 (2):217-231.
    Two recent articles [Gronchi et al., Citation2018. Automatic and controlled attentional orienting in the elderly: A dual-process view of the positivity effect. Acta Psychologica, 185, 229–234; Wirth & Wentura, Citation2020. It occurs after all: Attentional bias towards happy faces in the dot-probe task. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 82(5), 2463–2481] report attentional biases for happy facial expressions in the dot-probe paradigm, albeit in different directions. While Wirth and Wentura report a bias towards happy expressions, Gronchi et al. found a reversed effect. (...)
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    Spatial frequency filtered images reveal differences between masked and unmasked processing of emotional information.Michaela Rohr & Dirk Wentura - 2014 - Consciousness and Cognition 29:141-158.
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    Reading a standing wave: Figure-ground-alternation masking of primes in evaluative priming.Christina Bermeitinger, Michael Kuhlmann & Dirk Wentura - 2012 - Consciousness and Cognition 21 (3):1109-1121.
    We propose a new masking technique for masking word stimuli. Drawing on the phenomena of metacontrast and paracontrast, we alternately presented two prime displays of the same word with the background color in one display matching the font color in the other display and vice versa. The sequence of twenty alterations was sandwich-masked by structure masks. Using this masking technique, we conducted evaluative priming experiments with positive and negative target and prime words. Significant priming effects were found – for primes (...)
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    Fast and unintentional evaluation of emotional sounds: evidence from brief segment ratings and the affective Simon task.Tímea Folyi & Dirk Wentura - 2017 - Cognition and Emotion 31 (2).
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    True lies: Self-stabilization without self-deception☆.Werner Greve & Dirk Wentura - 2010 - Consciousness and Cognition 19 (3):721-730.
    Self-deception entails apparent conceptual paradoxes and poses the dilemma between two competing needs: the need for stability of the self-concept, on the one hand, and the need to accept reality, on the other. It is argued, first, that conceptual difficulties can be avoided by distinguishing two levels of explanation. Whereas, in a personal language, “the person” deceives him- or her-self, a cognitive approach explains this self-deception by reference to the interplay of cognitive processes of which the person is not aware. (...)
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    Ignoring ''brutal'' will make ''numid'' more pleasant but ''uyuvu'' more unpleasant: The role of a priori pleasantness of unfamiliar stimuli in affective priming tasks.Dirk Wentura - 2002 - Cognition and Emotion 16 (2):269-298.
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    Social Message Account or Processing Conflict Account – Which Processes Trigger Approach/Avoidance Reaction to Emotional Expressions of In- and Out-Group Members?Dirk Wentura & Andrea Paulus - 2022 - Frontiers in Psychology 13:885668.
    Faces are characterized by the simultaneous presence of several evaluation-relevant features, for example, emotional expression and (prejudiced) ethnicity. The social message account (SMA) hypothesizes the immediate integration of emotion and ethnicity. According to SMA, happy in-group faces should be interpreted as benevolent, whereas happy out-group faces should be interpreted as potentially malevolent. By contrast, fearful in-group faces should be interpreted as signaling an unsafe environment, whereas fearful out-group faces should be interpreted as signaling inferiority. In contrast, the processing conflict account (...)
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