The research investigating the nature of cognitive processes involved in the representation of economical outcomes is growing. Within this research, the mental accounting model proposes that individuals may well use cognitive operations to organize, evaluate, and keep track of their financial activities (Thaler, 1999). Here we wanted to test this hypothesis by asking to a group of participants to detect a syntax mistake of verbs indicating incoming and going out activities related to economical profit (trading verbs), swapping (swapping verbs) and thinking (thinking verbs). We reported a left-right compatibility for trading verbs (i.e., participants were faster with their right hand while detecting verb referring to a monetary gain with respect to a monetary loss; and faster with their left hand while detecting a monetary loss with respect to a monetary gain). However, this pattern of result was not reported while detecting swapping verbs. Results are discussed taking into account the mental accounting theory as well as to the spatial mapping of valence hypothesis.
|Titolo:||Left-right compatibility in the processing of trading verbs|
|Autori:||Vicario, C. M.; Rumiati, R.|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.3389/fnbeh.2014.00016|
|Fulltext via DOI:||10.3389/fnbeh.2014.00016|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Journal article|