Salience VS Mood-Congruence

I think it would be fascinating to see if people favor emotionally salient information or information matching their emotional state. To test this, participants will be primed with a mood-state inducer and given a list of words equally composed of words with high emotional content and other words associated with the primed mood. Participants will recall as many as possible and we can see which they recall more. An experiment like this would help us better understand the magnitude at which we are affected by salient emotional content and mood-congruent content.


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