DOI: 10.14704/nq.2018.16.5.1396

Correlation between Emotion and Job Burnout Decision-making Quality Based on Cognitive Neuroscience

Weiwei Jiao, Aili Wu, Liang Wang


Emotional factors can have an important influence on people's daily decision-making behavior. Many experts have studied people's decision-making differences under different emotions, but few have focused on the regulatory effects of emotional factors on decision-making quality under specific conditions. Based on the above-mentioned cognition, this study selects the decision-making behavior in the state of job burnout as the research background, and explores the effect of positive emotion on decision-making quality by using the situation control experiment. The results show that the quality of decision-making in the state of job burnout is significantly reduced, which shows higher error rate and longer decision-making time. Positive emotion can effectively improve the decision-making quality under the state of job burnout, but its influence cannot be completely eliminated. In addition, the observation of the feedback-related negative waves (FRN) of the subjects shows that the state of burnout can significantly improve the fluctuation degree of brain waves, and the establishment of positive emotion can effectively alleviate the higher fluctuation of brain waves, which is the cognitive neuroscience principle of positive regulation of positive emotion.


Cognitive Neuroscience, Emotion, Job Burnout, Decision-making Quality

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