ASTRID_2019 - v2 - Accompagnement spécifique des travaux de recherches et d’innovation défense - vague 2 de l'édition 2019

Influence of emotions on problem-solving strategies: fundamental studies and ecological validations in the military context – EmoCog

Submission summary

The expected contribution of this project is twofold, fundamental and military. Fundamental research proposed here will further our understanding of how emotions influence cognition and how this influence changes during aging. The military-related interests of the proposed work concern how emotions influence operators’ performance when manipulating combat devices. We proposed 4 workpackages (WP). The first two includes lab experiments in Cognitive Psychology to decipher mechanisms underlying how emotion influences cognition and age-related changes in these influences. Empirical studies will test the general hypothesis that emotions influence cognitive performance via strategic variations (i.e., which strategies are used, how strategies are selected and executed). These studies will be conducted in mathematical cognition, known to trigger emotions and to be sensitive to emotional contexts. WP3 and WP4 propose operational research. WP3 will test decision making during plane piloting (at landing) et Drone piloting, in environment strongly or less strongly emotional, under varying levels of pressure. WP4 will test a training programme aimed at finessing emotional regulation skills. The training programme will be conducted in a new tech environment (i.e., serious game). This project will significantly advance our understanding of the mechanisms underlying effects of emotions on cognition, both in lab situation and outside the lab (military contexts) et will yield a specific and efficient, evidenced-based training programme, usefully deployed in military contexts.

Project coordinator

Monsieur Ludovic Fabre (ECOLE DE L'AIR)

The author of this summary is the project coordinator, who is responsible for the content of this summary. The ANR declines any responsibility as for its contents.


CNRSDR12_LPC CNRSDR12_Laboratoire de psychologie cognitive

Help of the ANR 265,750 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: February 2020 - 36 Months

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