BAD-GOOD CONSTRAINTS ON A POLARITY CORRESPONDENCE ACCOUNT FOR THE SNARC EFFECT
Thirty-eight participants judged whether single digit stimuli were odd or even using either left and right manual key-press responses or vocal voice-key responses. Half of the participants used â€œLeftâ€ and â€œRightâ€ as vocal responses, whereas the other half responded using the words â€œBadâ€ and â€œGoodâ€. SNARC-like effects were found in the results for the â€œLeft-Rightâ€ vocal response group but not for the â€œBad-Goodâ€ vocal response group. That is, for the former group, smaller magnitude digits were responded to faster with the response â€œLeftâ€ and larger digits with the response â€œRightâ€. For the latter group, no consistent association between smaller-larger digit magnitudes and â€œBad-Goodâ€ vocal responses was present. As will be discussed, such findings do not seem to be very supportive of a polarity correspondence view of the SNARC effect.