The cognitive and emotional effects of cognitive bias modification in interpretations in behaviorally inhibited youth

White, Lauren K, Suway, Jenna G, Pine, Daniel S, Field, Andy P, Lester, Kathryn J, Muris, Peter, Bar-Haim, Yair and Fox, Nathan A (2016) The cognitive and emotional effects of cognitive bias modification in interpretations in behaviorally inhibited youth. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 7 (3). pp. 499-510. ISSN 2043-8087

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Abstract

Cognitive bias modification (CBM) procedures follow from the view that interpretive biases play an important role in the development and maintenance of anxiety. As such, understanding the link between interpretive biases and anxiety in youth at risk for anxiety (e.g., behaviorally inhibited children) could elucidate the mechanisms involved in the development of pediatric anxiety. However, to date, the majority of CBM-I work only studies adult populations. The present article presents the results of a CBM study examining effects of positive interpretive bias modification on mood, stress vulnerability, and threat-related attention bias in a group of behaviorally inhibited children (n = 45). Despite successful modification of interpretive bias in the at-risk youth, minimal effects on stress vulnerability or threat-related attention bias were found. The current findings highlight the need for continued research on cognitive biases in anxiety.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Psychology > Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
Depositing User: Lene Hyltoft
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2016 15:05
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2017 18:37
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/62022

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