I am interested in the influence of emotion and motivation on cognitive processes, such as attention. I also hope to examine how these low-level emotion-cognition interactions contribute to long-term goal pursuit and overall psychological well-being. Currently, my projects are looking at how different motivational (e.g. approach vs. avoidance) and emotional states affect the flexibility and distractibility of attention.
- Calcott, R.D. & Berkman, E.T. (in press). Attentional flexibility during approach and avoidance motivational states: The role of context in shifts of attentional breadth. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.
- Giuliani, N.R., Calcott, R.D., & Berkman, E.T. (2013). Piece of cake: Cognitive reappraisal of food craving. Appetite, 64, 56-61.