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<p>This project was begun as part of the Reproduciblity Project: Psychology but was not completed in time to be included in the analyses.</p> <p><strong>Original citation.</strong> Jefferies, L.N., Smilek, D., Eich, E., & Enns, J.T. (2008). Emotional valence and arousal interact in attentional control. <em>Psychological Science, 19</em>(3), 290-295.</p> <p><strong>Target of replication.</strong> The key effect in our analyses is the interaction between arousal and valence when examining performance on the attentional blink task, F(1, 91) = 4.05, p &lt; .05.</p> <p><strong>A priori replication criteria.</strong> A successful replication would find that sad and calm participants would show less AB than anxious and happy ones, but no significant effect of arousal for the positive affect conditions (happy and calm). </p> <p>To test this, we planned to conduct a 2 (arousal: low, high) x 2 (affect: negative, positive) within subjects ANOVA on second target accuracy. Second target accuracy was measured by the difference between first and second target accuracy. This difference was averaged across lags 2 and 4, only.</p> <p>Anyone reporting at 15 or above overall on the Beck Depression Inventory, anyone who scored above 0 on Question 9 (suicidal tendencies), and anyone without normal or corrected-to-normal vision was planned to be excluded from the analysis. Additionally, any participant who scored less than 75% accuracy on the attentional blink task for the first target, or the second target a the longest lag was also to be excluded from the analyses.</p>
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