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Measuring Belief in Conspiracy Theories: The Generic Conspiracist Beliefs Scale
The psychology of conspiracy theory beliefs is not yet well understood, although research indicates that there are stable individual differences in conspiracist ideation – individuals’ generalExpand
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An Anxiety-Related Bias in Semantic Activation When Processing Threat/Neutral Homographs
  • A. Richards, C. French
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Quarterly journal of experimental psychology…
  • 1 September 1992
Three experiments are reported comparing high and low-trait anxious subjects in terms of their patterns of semantic activation in response to ambiguous primes, with one threat-related and one neutralExpand
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Anxiety-related bias in the classification of emotionally ambiguous facial expressions.
High- and low-trait socially anxious individuals classified the emotional expressions of photographic quality continua of interpolated ("morphed") facial images that were derived from combining 6Expand
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Effects of mood manipulation and anxiety on performance of an emotional Stroop task.
In Study 1 subjects high and low in trait anxiety were asked to identify the colour of anxiety-related, anxiety-matched neutral, happiness-related and happiness-matched neutral words. There were twoExpand
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The influence of children's self-report trait anxiety and depression on visual search for emotional faces.
BACKGROUND This study presents two experiments that investigated the relationship between 7- and 10-year-olds' levels of self-report trait anxiety and depression and their visual search forExpand
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Belief in Conspiracy Theories and Susceptibility to the Conjunction Fallacy
Summary: People who believe in the paranormal have been found to be particularly susceptible to the conjunction fallacy. The present research examines whether the same is true of people who endorseExpand
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Anomalistic Psychology: Exploring Paranormal Belief and Experience
Ever since records began, in every known society, a substantial proportion of the population has reported unusual experiences many of which we would today label as “paranormal”. Opinion polls showExpand
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Dying to know the truth: visions of a dying brain, or false memories?
The nature of mind-brain relationships and the possibility of life-after-death are some of the most profound issues relating to mankind's place in the universe. The report in today's Lancet by PimExpand
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Cognitive processing and trait anxiety in typically developing children: evidence for an interpretation bias.
In this study the authors examined whether increases in children's levels of self-reported trait anxiety would be related to their interpretation of ambiguous stimuli. By using the Revised Children'sExpand
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Anxiety-related Bias in the Classification of Emotionally Ambiguous Facial Expressions
High- and low-trait socially anxious individuals classified the emotional expressions of photographic quality continua of interpolated ("morphed") facial images that were derived from combining 6Expand
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