Archive for August, 2018

New article in QJEP!

Monday, August 6th, 2018

Hello, today an article of mine has been formally accepted for publication in the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.  Which is nice.  You can find the preprint here.

The article is about why stress sometimes improves selective attention.  Long story short, it seems to overload your attention system, so that you can pay attention to less stuff.  Ironically, this can mean you pay attention to less irrelevant stuff, and get distracted less.  Obviously this effect only works under certain specific circumstances: you should not try to increase your stress level when studying for exams!

Booth, R.W. (2018).  Reduced Stroop interference under stress: Decreased cue utilisation, not increased executive control.  Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.  Article in press.