Effects of Cognitive Set Upon Laboratory Induced Verbal (Freudian) Slips Subjects participated in either of three treatments of a task which elicits verbal slips. With equal chance probabilities of eliciting verbal slips related either to electricity or to sex, subjects receiving a situational cognitive set toward electric shocks made more electricity-type verbal slips than sex-type errors, while the opposite was ... Research Article
Research Article  |   September 01, 1979
Effects of Cognitive Set Upon Laboratory Induced Verbal (Freudian) Slips
 
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  • Michael T. Motley
    Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Bernard J. Baars
    State University of New York at Stony Brook
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Research Articles
Research Article   |   September 01, 1979
Effects of Cognitive Set Upon Laboratory Induced Verbal (Freudian) Slips
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, September 1979, Vol. 22, 421-432. doi:10.1044/jshr.2203.421
History: Received January 16, 1978 , Accepted September 15, 1978
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, September 1979, Vol. 22, 421-432. doi:10.1044/jshr.2203.421
History: Received January 16, 1978; Accepted September 15, 1978

Subjects participated in either of three treatments of a task which elicits verbal slips. With equal chance probabilities of eliciting verbal slips related either to electricity or to sex, subjects receiving a situational cognitive set toward electric shocks made more electricity-type verbal slips than sex-type errors, while the opposite was true for a situational cognitive set toward sex, and no difference occurred for a neutral cognitive set. Results provide insight into psycholinguistic processing of both naturally occurring verbal slips and normal error-free speech.

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