Attentional bias away from positive social information mediates the link between social anxiety and anxiety vulnerability to a social stressor.

@article{Taylor2010AttentionalBA,
  title={Attentional bias away from positive social information mediates the link between social anxiety and anxiety vulnerability to a social stressor.},
  author={Charles T. Taylor and Jessica Bomyea and Nader Amir},
  journal={Journal of anxiety disorders},
  year={2010},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={403-8}
}
Accumulating evidence suggests that social anxiety is associated with biased processing of positive social information. However, it remains to be determined whether those biases are simply correlates of, or play a role in maintaining social anxiety. The current study examined whether diminished attentional allocation for positive social cues mediates the link between social anxiety and anxiety reactivity to a social-evaluative task. Forty-three undergraduate students ranging in severity of… CONTINUE READING
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