A Cognitive Model of Selective Processing in Anxiety

@article{Mathews2004ACM,
  title={A Cognitive Model of Selective Processing in Anxiety},
  author={Andrew M Mathews and Bundy Mackintosh},
  journal={Cognitive Therapy and Research},
  year={2004},
  volume={22},
  pages={539-560}
}
Anxiety states are associated with increasedattention to threat and a greater likelihood of reachinga pessimistic interpretation of ambiguous events.Existing models of this selective processing possess features that are difficult to reconcile withcurrent experimental findings. In this paper we build onthese earlier ideas to develop a new model,incorporating adaptations that allow it to accountbetter for the accumulating data. Essential featuresare that attributes or meanings of stimuli are… CONTINUE READING
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