- Volume 17 Issue 3
Present study was investigated to measure the influence of expectancy on emotional information processing. For inducing an expectancy for emotional stimulus, participants conducted three same blocks in which negative face was presented for prime in 75% of total trials(Group1) or three same blocks in which positive face was presented in 75% of total trials(Group2). We compared the means of RTs of two blocks conducted after and before these induction blocks. Results exhibited that participants in Group 1 allocated more attention after expectancy induction. This indicate that in normal population, the top-down processing like expectancy can influence emotional processing pattern related to negative information.