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The Attentional Blink Paradigm in Individuals with High and Low Levels of Depression and Anxiety

Skinner, Hannah, Ferguson, Heather J. (2014) The Attentional Blink Paradigm in Individuals with High and Low Levels of Depression and Anxiety. Journal of European Psychology Students, 5 (3). pp. 89-99. ISSN 2222-6931. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:46066)

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Abstract

The attentional biases of individuals with high and low levels of depression and anxiety were tested using the Attentional Blink paradigm. A rapid serial visual presentation (RSVP) task was used to detect biases in identification of emotionally valenced target images. The independent variables were depression, anxiety, lag of target stimulus, and emotional valence of target images. The dependent variables were accuracy, reaction times, and pupil dilation. As predicted, attentional biases were found for symptoms of both depression and anxiety, independently and co-morbidly, for dependent variables. The data suggest that there are both differences and similarities in the effects of symptoms of anxiety and depression on attentional biases around emotional stimuli.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Heather Ferguson
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2014 10:05 UTC
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2020 04:09 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/46066 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Ferguson, Heather J.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1575-4820
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