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Procesamiento de palabras con contenido emocional
Estamos examinando cómo se procesan en L1 y en L2, palabras con diferente contenido emocional, empleando medidas conductuales y diferentes tipos de paradigmas, con un especial interés en la distinción entre contenido semántico y contenido emocional.


  • Fraga, I., Guasch, M., Haro, J., Padrón, I., & Ferré, P. (2018, Jan). EmoFinder: The meeting point for Spanish emotional words. Behavior Research Methods. Advance online publication. 10.3758/s13428-017-1006-3
  • Valente, D. R., Ferré, P., Soares, A. P., Rato A., & Comesaña, M. (2017,Nov). Does phonological overlap of cognate words modulate cognate acquisition and processing in developing and skilled readers? Language Acquisition. Advance online publication. 10.1080/10489223.2017.1395029
  • Stadthagen-González, H., Ferré, P., Pérez-Sánchez, M. A., Imbault, C., & Hinojosa, J. A. (2017, Sep). Norms for 10,491 Spanish words for five discrete emotions: Happiness, disgust, anger, fear, and sadness. Behavior Research Methods. Advance online publication. 10.3758/s13428-017-0962-y
  • Ferré, P., Haro, J., & Hinojosa, J. A. (2017, Jul). Be aware of the rifle but don't forget the stench: differential effects of fear and disgust on lexical processing and memory. Cognition & Emotion 10.1080/02699931.2017.1356700
  • Ferré, P., Anglada-Tort, M., & Guasch, M. (2017, Dec). Processing of emotional words in bilinguals: Testing the effects of word concreteness, task type and language status. Second Language Research. Advance online publication. 10.1177/0267658317744008
  • Haro, J., & Ferré, P. (2017, Dec). Semantic ambiguity: Do multiple meanings inhibit or facilitate word recognition? Journal of Psycholinguistic Research. Advance Online Publication. 10.1007/s10936-017-9554-3
  • García-Orza, J., Gavilán, J. M., Fraga, I., & Ferré, P. (2017, Apr). Testing the online reading effects of emotionality on relative clause attachment. Cognitive Processing. Advance online publication. 10.1007/s10339-017-0811-z
  • Ferré, P., & Brysbaert, M. (2017). Can Lextale-Esp discriminate between groups of highly proficient Catalan-Spanish bilinguals with different language dominances? Behavior Research Methods, 49, 717-723. 10.3758/s13428-016-0728-y
  • Ferré, P., Guasch, M., Martínez-García, N., Fraga, I., & Hinojosa, J. A. (2017). Moved by words: affective ratings for a set of 2,266 Spanish words in five discrete emotion categories. Behavior Research Methods, 49, 1082-1094. 10.3758/s13428-016-0768-3
  • Guasch, M., Ferré, P., & Haro, J. (2017). Pupil dilation is sensitive to the cognate status of words: further evidence for non-selectivity in bilingual lexical access. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 20, 49-54. 10.1017/S1366728916000651
  • Haro, J., Demestre, J., Boada, R., & Ferré, P. (2017). ERP and behavioral effects of semantic ambiguity in a lexical decision task. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 44, 190-202. 10.1016/j.jneuroling.2017.06.001
  • Haro, J., Ferré, P., Boada, R., & Demestre, J. (2017). Semantic ambiguity norms for 530 Spanish words. Applied Psycholinguistics, 38, 457-475. 10.1017/S0142716416000266
  • Haro, J., Guasch, M., Vallès, B., & Ferré, P. (2017). Is pupillary response a reliable index of word recognition? Evidence from a delayed lexical decision task. Behavior Research Methods, 49, 1930-1938. 10.3758/s13428-016-0835-9
  • Ferré, P., Sánchez-Casas, R., Comesaña, M., & Demestre, J. (2016). Masked translation priming with cognates and noncognates: Is there an effect of words? concreteness? Bilingualism: Language and Cognition. Advance online publication. 10.1017/S1366728916000262
  • Guasch, M., Ferré, P., & Fraga, I. (2016). Spanish norms for Affective and Lexico-Semantic variables for 1,400 words. Behavior Research Methods, 48, 1358-1369. 10.3758/s13428-015-0684-y
  • Moldovan, C. D., Demestre, J., Ferré, P., & Sánchez-Casas, R. (2016). The role of meaning and form similarity in translation recognition in highly proficient balanced bilinguals: A behavioral and ERP study. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 37, 1-11. 10.1016/j.jneuroling.2015.07.002
  • Comesaña, M., Ferré, P., Romero, J., Guasch, M., Soares, A. P., & García-Chico, T. (2015). Facilitative effect of cognate words vanishes when reducing the orthographic overlap: The effect of stimuli list composition. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 41, 614-635. 10.1037/xlm0000065
  • Ferré, P., Fraga, I., Comesaña, M., & Sánchez-Casas, R. (2015). Memory for emotional words: The role of semantic relatedness, encoding task and affective valence. Cognition and Emotion, 29, 1401-1410. 10.1080/02699931.2014.982515
  • Ferré, P., Guasch, M., García-Chico, T., & Sánchez-Casas, R. (2015). Are there qualitative differences in the representation of abstract and concrete words? Within-language and cross-language evidences from the semantic priming paradigm. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 68, 2402-2418. 10.1080/17470218.2015.1016980
  • Ferré, P., Ventura, D., Comesaña, M., & Fraga, I. (2015). The role of emotionality in the acquisition of new concrete and abstract words. Frontiers in psychology, 6:976. 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00976
  • Moldovan, C. D., Ferré, P., Demestre, J., & Sánchez-Casas, R. (2015). Semantic similarity: Normative ratings for 185 Spanish noun triplets. Behavior Research Methods, 47, 788-799. 10.3758/s13428-014-0501-z
  • Ferré, P., & Sánchez-Casas, R. (2014). Affective priming in a lexical decision task: Is there an effect of words' concreteness? Psicológica, 35, 117-138.
  • Ferré, P., Sánchez-Casas, R., & Fraga, I. (2013). Memory for emotional words in the first and the second language: Effects of the encoding task. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 16, 495?507.
  • Guasch, M., Boada, R., Ferré, P., & Sánchez-Casas, R. (2013). NIM: A Web-based Swiss Army knife to select stimuli for psycholinguistic studies. Behavior Research Methods, 45, 765-771. 10.3758/s13428-012-0296-8
  • Ferré, P., Guasch, M., Moldovan, C. D., & Sánchez-Casas, R. (2012). Affective norms for 380 Spanish words belonging to three different semantic categories. Behavior Research Methods, 44, 395-403. 10.3758/s13428-011-0165-x
  • Moldovan, C. D., Sánchez-Casas, R., Demestre, J., & Ferré, P. (2012). Interference effects as a function of semantic similarity in the translation recognition task in bilinguals of Catalan and Spanish. Psicológica, 33, 77-110.
  • Sánchez-Casas, R., Ferré, P., Demestre, J., García-Chico, T., & García-Albea, J. E. (2012). Masked and Unmasked Priming Effects as a Function of Semantic Relatedness and Associative Strength. Spanish Journal of Psychology, 15, 891-900.
  • Guasch, M.; Sánchez-Casas, R.; Ferré, P.; García-Albea, J. E. (2011). Effects of the degree of meaning similarity on crosslanguage semantic priming in highly proficient bilinguals. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 23, 942-961. 10.1080/20445911.2011.589382
  • Davis, C.; Sánchez-Casas, R.; García-Albea, J. E.; Guasch, M.; Molero, M.; Ferré, P. (2010). Masked translation priming: Varying language experience and word type with Spanish-English bilinguals. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 13, 137-155. 10.1017/S1366728909990393
  • Ferré, P.; García, T.; Fraga, I.; Sánchez-Casas, R.; Molero, M. (2010). Memory for emotional words in bilinguals: Do words have the same emotional intensity in the first and in the second language? Cognition and Emotion, 24, 760-785.
  • Guasch, M.; Sánchez-Casas, R.; Ferré, P.; García-Albea, J. E. (2008). Translation performance of Beginning, Intermediate and Proficient Spanish-Catalan Bilinguals: Effects of Form and Semantic Relations. The Mental Lexicon, 3, 289-308. 10.1075/ml.3.3.03gua
  • Sánchez-Casas, R.; Guasch, M.; Ferré, P.; Esteban, S. (2007). El papel de la forma en los efectos de priming enmascarado en las palabras cognaticias. Anuario de Psicología, 38, 25-44.
  • Ferré, P. (2006). Memories of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001: A study of flashbulb memories consistency and phenomenal characteristics. The Spanish Journal of Psychology, 9, 52-60.
  • Ferré, P.; Sánchez-Casas, R.; Guasch, M. (2006). Can a horse be a donkey? Semantic and form interference effects in translation recognition in early and late proficient and non-proficient Spanish-Catalan bilinguals. Language Learning, 56, 571-608. 10.1111/j.1467-9922.2006.00389.x
  • Sánchez-Casas, R.; Ferré, P.; García-Albea, J. E.; Guasch, M. (2006). The nature of semantic priming: Effects of the degree of semantic similarity between primes and targets in Spanish. The European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 18 (2), 161-184. 10.1080/09541440500183830
  • Ferré, P. (2003). Effects of level of processing on memory for affectively valenced words. Cognition & Emotion, 17, 859-880.
  • Ferré, P. (2002). Advantage for emotional words in immediate and delayed memory tasks: could it be explained in terms of processing capacity? Spanish Journal Of Psychology, 5, 78-89.
  • Ferré, P. (2002). Recuerdo de imágenes emocionales y niveles de procesamiento. Psicothema, 14, 591-596.
  • Ferré, P.; Sánchez-Casas, R.; & García, J. (2000). Conexiones léxicas y conceptuales en la adquisición de una segunda lengua: datos del castellano y del alemán. Cognitiva, 13(2), 131-152.