The influence of emotion on spoken word production: The mediating role of executive function?


Research output: ThesisMaster's Theses


Objectives: The present study used between-subject design to detect the influence of negative emotion on spoken language production and the mediation role of executive function. It was hypothesized that negative emotion group would have slower RTs compared to neutral emotion group in both tasks and the effect changes in two tasks would be positively correlated. Methods: Sixty healthy participants from the Education University of Hong Kong took part in the experiment. Subjects were randomly assigned to negative emotion group and neutral group, they all completed a picture-word interference task and a flanker task to determine the baseline before emotion induction, and repeat the same tasks once again after emotion induction to measure the changes in between. Results: However, results demonstrated that there were no significant differences between groups and there was no correlation among variables. Conclusion: These results might be attributed to negative emotions that did not reach the threshold or individual differences. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationMaster of Social Sciences
Awarding Institution
  • The Education University of Hong Kong
  • WANG, Jie 王洁, Supervisor
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Emotion
  • Spoken language production
  • Executive function
  • Inhibition ability
  • Alt. title: Emotional influence on spoken word and executive function
  • Theses and Dissertations
  • Thesis (M.Soc.Sc(Psy))--The Education University of Hong Kong, 2019.


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