Journal article

Automatic Evaluation Stimuli - The Most Frequently Used Words to Describe Physical Activity and the Pleasantness of Physical Activity

Amanda L Rebar, Stephanie Schoeppe, Stephanie J Alley, Camille E Short, James A Dimmock, Ben Jackson, David E Conroy, Ryan E Rhodes, Corneel Vandelanotte

FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY | FRONTIERS MEDIA SA | Published : 2016

Abstract

Physical activity is partially regulated by non-conscious processes including automatic evaluations - the spontaneous affective reactions we have to physical activity that lead us to approach or avoid physical activity opportunities. A sound understanding of which words best represent the concepts of physical activity and pleasantness (as associated with physical activity) is needed to improve the measurement of automatic evaluations and related constructs (e.g., automatic self-schemas, attentional biases). The first aim of this study was to establish population-level evidence of the most common word stimuli for physical activity and pleasantness. Given that response latency measures have be..

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