About this journal

Advances in Cognitive Psychology (ACP) is an open access, peer-reviewed scientific journal covering all areas and aspects of human cognitive psychology, including, but not limited to, perception, attention, memory, social cognition, and language processing in behavioral, cognitive, psychophysiological, and neuropsychological perspectives, as well as in computer- and modeling-based science. We welcome original empirical and theoretical articles, as well as replications, reports of null findings, and literature reviews. ACP also promotes and encourages open science, pre-registration of study and is a peer community in registered reports (PCI RR) - friendly journal. We are also indexed in a range of major databases, including PubMed, Scopus, JCR, and PsycINFO.

Advances in Cognitive Psychology is co-financed by the Ministry of Education and Science (Ministerstwo Edukacji i Nauki) under the program "Rozwój czasopism naukowych," RCN/SN/0494/2021/1.

Current Issue

Issue 2 Online: 24 June 2024

Learning and Communication Strategies in Verbal Perlocutionary Aptitude

pp. 80-91
First published on 29 April 2024 | DOI:10.5709/acp-0418-1
Adam Świątek, Giuseppe Leonardi
Corresponding author:

Adam Świątek, University of Economics and Human, Sciences in Warsaw, Okopowa 59, 01-130, Warsaw, Poland.

Email: adamswiatek1986@gmail.com

Świątek, A., & Leonardi, G. (2024). Learning and communication strategies in verbal perlocutionary aptitude. Advances in Cognitive Psychology, 20(2), 80-91. https://doi.org/10.5709/acp-0418-1

Perlocutionary acts and effects have long been treated as marginal (Searle, 1969) or too wide and unclear (Leech, 1983) aspects of language competence and performance. However, Post (2013) maintained that perlocution ought to be widely investigated, regarded as being among the vital aspects of communication, and even treated as complementary to the speech act theory (SAT) and linguistic pragmatics. In 2016, Świątek introduced the concept of verbal perlocutionary giftedness, presenting an extended framework for the study of perlocutionary acts from the pragmatic and glottodidactic perspectives on a concomitant basis. Recent research has revealed that perlocution may even have deeper, genetic roots which, supposedly, may have a serious impact on one’s increased verbal perlocutionary efficiency. However, there is yet another phenomenon, that is, learning and communication strategies which might affect the target phenomenon Therefore, the aim of the study, based on both qualitative and quantitative research, was to determine the principal types of learning and communication strategies implemented by perlocutionarily gifted language users, that is, whether they prefer any particular types of strategies when learning and communicating verbally or simply apply a mixture of all strategies, thus possessing a certain kind of global awareness. In other words, this study allowed us to determine whether the above-mentioned learners apply a plethora of strategies when interacting with other language users or simply adopt a finite set of strategies in order to be only understood and thus ensure communicative effectiveness. Therefore, the individual case analysis method together with the contrastive approach allowed to establish the dominant types of strategies in the phenomenon discussed.

Keywords: perlocution, aptitude, strategies, communication, learning

Playing the Victim? Facets of Narcissism, Self-Perceived Victimhood, and the Mediating Role of Negative Affect

pp. 92-97
First published on 23 May 2024 | DOI:10.5709/acp-0419-0
Ramzi Fatfouta, Radosław Rogoza
Corresponding author:

Ramzi Fatfouta, Independent Researcher.

Email: r.fatfouta@gmail.com

Fatfouta, R., & Rogoza, R. (2024). Playing the victim? Facets of narcissism, self-perceived victimhood, and the mediating role of negative affect. Advances in Cognitive Psychology, 20(2), 92-97. https://doi.org/10.5709/acp-0419-0

Prior research has shown that narcissistic individuals see themselves as victims of interpersonal transgressions more often than their less narcissistic counterparts. Yet, grandiose narcissism is a multidimensional construct and not all dimensions may necessarily demonstrate this positive relationship. Therefore, the purpose of the current study (N = 344) was to examine the narcissismvictimhood relationship while paying particular attention to agentic and antagonistic facets of narcissism and examining negative affect as a potential mediator. Results revealed that the two narcissism facets have divergent indirect effects on perceptions of victimhood (i.e., negative for agentic narcissism and positive for antagonistic narcissism). These findings provide further evidence of the narcissistic duality and extend our understanding of the mechanisms that underlie the role of narcissism facets in the perception of victimhood.

Keywords: narcissism, grandiosity, personality, negative affect, transgressions, the self

Rumination, Attention and Negative Affect: An Experimental Study

pp. 98-104
First published on 23 May 2024 | DOI:10.5709/acp-0420-x
Tatiana Fernández-Marcos, Cristina Casadevante, José Santacreu
Corresponding author:

Tatiana Fernández-Marcos, Facultad de Ciencias Biomédicas y de la Salud, Departamento de Psicología, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Madrid, Spain.

Email: tatiana.fernandez@universidadeuropea.es

Fernández-Marcos, T., Casadevante, C., & Santacreu, J. (2024). Rumination, attention and negative affect: An experimental study. Advances in Cognitive Psychology, 20(2), 98-104. https://doi.org/10.5709/acp-0420-x

Objective: To compare an induced rumination group and a control group, in selective attention, attentional control, and negative and positive affect. Method: 40 university students were randomly assigned to the induced rumination group or the control group and performed a selective attention task (DiViSA), an attentional control task (Shapes) and the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS). Results: The induced rumination group showed lower selective attention and greater negative affect than the control group. No statistically significant differences were found in attentional control. Conclusion: The current study suggests that rumination in normal population interfere in selective attention but not in attentional control. We discuss that different networks of Posner´s attention system are involved. We highlight the importance of inducing rumination appropriately and considering the related negative affect.

Keywords: rumination, attention, PANAS, negative affect, selective attention, attentional control, mood

Tasks financed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education on the basis of the contract no. 801/P-DUN/2018 out of the funds designed for activities promoting science: Preparation and editing of English versions of articles, Financing foreign Editors-in-Chief, Dissemination of publications and increasing their accessibility to a broad range of readers, Creation of the XML conversion platform to improve the access to the articles (2018-2019). Advances in Cognitive Psychology is co-financed by the Ministry of Education and Science (Ministerstwo Edukacji i Nauki) under the program "Rozwój czasopism naukowych," RCN/SN/0494/2021/1.

Zadania finansowane w ramach umowy 801/P-DUN/2018 ze środków Ministra Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego przeznaczonych na działalność upowszechniającą naukę: Finansowanie zagranicznych redaktorów naczelnych; Przygotowanie i edycja anglojęzycznych publikacji; Upowszechnianie publikacji i ułatwianie dostępu do nich szerokiemu gronu odbiorców; Utworzenie nowej platformy do udostępniania artykułów. Advances in Cognitive Psychology jest współfinansowane przez Ministerstwo Edukacji i Nauki w ramach programu "Rozwój czasopism naukowych," RCN/SN/0494/2021/1.