Psychological process and experimental psychology

The psychological process and experimental psychology section includes the processes of psychology, such as sensation, attention, perception, learning, language, memory, motivation and emotion. This section also considers studies investigating complex cognitive functions such as language, reasoning, problem solving, decision making, and executive functions.

  1. Research

    Achievement goals and life satisfaction: the mediating role of perception of successful agency and the moderating role of emotion reappraisal

    Achievement goals are cognitive representations that guide behavior to a competence-related future end state. Existing theories and empirical findings suggest that achievement goals are potentially related to ...

    Wangshuai Wang, Jie Li, Gong Sun, Zhiming Cheng and Xin-an Zhang

    Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2017 30:25

    Published on: 22 December 2017

  2. Research

    Past and future regret and missed opportunities: an experimental approach on separate evaluation and different time frames

    Decisions often imply trade-offs that force people to accept missing an opportunity in the past or in the future. However, it is not fully clear whether a past miss or a future miss elicits more regret. In a d...

    Luisa Papé and Luis F. Martinez

    Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2017 30:20

    Published on: 21 September 2017

    The Correction to this article has been published in Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2017 30:23

  3. Research

    Learning by exclusion in individuals with autism and Down syndrome

    This study aimed to investigate the number of exclusion trials necessary for teaching auditory-visual relationships to individuals with autism and Down syndrome. Study participants were seven individuals with ...

    Luiza Costa Langsdorff, Camila Domeniconi, Andréia Schmidt, Camila Graciella Gomes and Deisy das Graças de Souza

    Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2017 30:9

    Published on: 8 May 2017

  4. Research

    A note on motor skill acquisition in mild and moderate Down syndrome individuals

    This study investigated the acquisition of a serial motor skill in individuals with Down syndrome with two levels of handicap, mild group (mean age = 14.5 years, SD = 2.3, 7 individuals) and moderate group (me...

    Roberto Gimenez, Marcelo Luis Marquezi, Ernani Xavier Filho and Edison de J. Manoel

    Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2017 30:6

    Published on: 15 March 2017

  5. Research

    Morphological priming development in Brazilian Portuguese-speaking children

    Many studies have shown that, while reading, the brain works a sort of decomposing process of words, reducing them to its morphemes. Moreover, many studies have shown that morphological awareness, which is the...

    Bruno Stefani Ferreira de Oliveira and Francis Ricardo dos Reis Justi

    Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2017 30:4

    Published on: 20 February 2017

  6. Research

    Event centrality in trauma and PTSD: relations between event relevance and posttraumatic symptoms

    Recent investigations propose that cognitive characteristics of autobiographical memory significantly interact with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). A traumatic event becoming more or less central in a pe...

    Thiago Loreto Garcia da Silva, Julia Candia Donat, Pânila Longhi Lorenzonni, Luciana Karine de Souza, Gustavo Gauer and Christian Haag Kristensen

    Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:34

    Published on: 28 April 2016

  7. Research

    Behavior problems and social competence in Brazilian children with specific language impairment

    This study aimed to investigate the behavior and social profile of Brazilian children with specific language impairment (SLI) and explore whether the severity of language deficits was associated with behaviora...

    Marina Leite Puglisi, Ana Manhani Cáceres-Assenço, Thays Nogueira and Debora Maria Befi-Lopes

    Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:29

    Published on: 22 April 2016

  8. Research

    Right frontal stroke: extra-frontal lesions, executive functioning and impulsive behaviour

    The aim of this study was to evaluate executive functioning (EF) and impulsiveness in three groups of people aged 30 to 79 years: post-frontal stroke (n = 13) and post-extra-frontal chronic stroke of the right he...

    Morgana Scheffer, Chrystian Kroeff, Bibiana Gallas Steigleder, Lidiane Andreza Klein, Rodrigo Grassi-Oliveira and Rosa Maria Martins de Almeida

    Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:28

    Published on: 21 April 2016

  9. Research

    Games as a measure of reading and writing generalization after computerized teaching of reading skills

    Behavior Analysis is usually accused of not being able to account for the generalization of verbal behavior that is present in linguistically competent individuals. However, several behavior analytic studies i...

    Ana Carolina Sella, Jacqueline Pimentel Tenório, Carmen Silvia Motta Bandini and Heloísa Helena Motta Bandini

    Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:26

    Published on: 20 April 2016

  10. Research

    Effects of chronic alcoholism in the sensitivity to luminance contrast in vertical sinusoidal gratings

    The aim of this study was to measure visual contrast sensitivity (CS) of luminance using vertical sinusoidal gratings with spatial frequencies of 0.6, 2.5, 5.0 and 20.0 cycles per degree of visual angle in chr...

    Éllen Dias Nicácio da Cruz, Michael Jackson Oliveira de Andrade, Melyssa Kellyane Cavalcanti-Gaudino, Renata Maria Toscano Barreto Lyra Nogueira and Natanael Antonio dos Santos

    Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:14

    Published on: 18 April 2016

  11. Research

    Patterns of eye movement in matching-to-sample tasks

    The present study evaluated whether during a matching-to-sample procedure (MTS), the time spent observing stimuli is related to the establishment of selection or rejection controlling relationships in human pa...

    Edson Massayuki Huziwara, Deisy das Graças de Souza and Gerson Yukio Tomanari

    Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:2

    Published on: 13 April 2016

  12. Research

    The digital memory game: an assistive technology resource evaluated by children with cerebral palsy

    The activities of daily living are routine self-maintenance tasks. Children with cerebral palsy can have difficulties, which can vary according to their level of motor impairment, in the performance of functio...

    Sueli Neide Silva da Cunha, Xisto Lucas Travassos Junior, Renato Guizzo and Camila de Sousa Pereira-Guizzo

    Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:5

    Published on: 13 April 2016