Rose-colored priming effects: Life satisfaction and affective priming

Robinson, Michael D. and von Hippel, William (2006) Rose-colored priming effects: Life satisfaction and affective priming. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 1 4: 187-197. doi:10.1080/17439760600885705

Author Robinson, Michael D.
von Hippel, William
Title Rose-colored priming effects: Life satisfaction and affective priming
Journal name The Journal of Positive Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1743-9760
Publication date 2006-10
Year available 2006
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/17439760600885705
Volume 1
Issue 4
Start page 187
End page 197
Total pages 11
Place of publication Abingdon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Subject 380000 Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences
380100 Psychology
Abstract The authors hypothesized that individual differences in life satisfaction would be systematically related to memory networks favoring positive to negative affective priming. To examine this prediction, three studies involving a total of 198 undergraduate participants were conducted. Four tasks were used in the three studies, and each task was fairly distinct in nature. In all tasks, positive and negative affective priming effects were calculated by examining facilitation in relation to consecutive positive stimuli (i.e., a positive priming effect) vs. consecutive negative stimuli (i.e., a negative priming effect). In all studies, life satisfaction interacted with the relative magnitude of positive and negative priming effects, such that higher levels of life satisfaction were associated with a larger positive priming effect and a smaller negative priming effect. The studies significantly extend the view that there is an intimate relationship between life satisfaction and the mental organization of positive vs. negative concepts in memory
Keyword Life satisfaction
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Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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