Effects of negative media on emotional and cognitive processing

Abstract The current study examines the possible effects of negative print media on the perceiver’s emotional and cognitive processing. Participants (N=45) were exposed to either a negative or positive mood manipulation. They were randomly giving one of three articles to read. Two of the articles were on anxiety related topics – terrorism and murder; the third article regarding the royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton, was … Continue reading Effects of negative media on emotional and cognitive processing