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Primed effort in cognitive tasks: Effects on cardiovascular response

University of Geneva

1 or 2 semesters

Project description

Funded by a grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation (100014-140251) awarded to Guido H.E. Gendolla.

Research staff: Nicolas Silvestrini, Mathieu Chatelain, Athina Zafeiriou Experiments investigating the role of implicit affective and implicit stereotypic influences on effort-Related cardiovascular reactivity in the context of cognitive tasks.

Selected publications: Silvestrini, N., & Gendolla, G.H.E. (2013). Automatic effort mobilization and the principle of resource conservation: One can only prime the possible and justified.

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 104, 803-816 doi: 10.1037/a0031995 Gendolla, G.H.E. (2012). Implicit affect primes effort: Theory and research on cardiovascular response.International Journal of Psychophysiology, 86, 123-135. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2012.05.003.

The project is also open for recently graduated undergraduate students and to graduate students.

Number of places available: 1 per semester.

Faculty Department

The Geneva Motivation Lab.

The Geneva Motivation Lab, directed by Guido Gendolla, is part of the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Science (FPSE) at the University of Geneva. Our research and teaching projects comprise basic processes of motivation, affective processes, self-regulation, and learning as well as applied issues like health psychology and the application of motivation research. Most of our research involves physiological measures, particularly the activity of the cardiovascualr system.

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