Attentional bias to pictures of fear-relevant animals in a dot probe task.

@article{Lipp2005AttentionalBT,
  title={Attentional bias to pictures of fear-relevant animals in a dot probe task.},
  author={Ottmar V. Lipp and Nazanin Derakshan},
  journal={Emotion},
  year={2005},
  volume={5 3},
  pages={
          365-9
        }
}
Attentional bias to fear-relevant animals was assessed in 69 participants not preselected on self-reported anxiety with the use of a dot probe task showing pictures of snakes, spiders, mushrooms, and flowers. Probes that replaced the fear-relevant stimuli (snakes and spiders) were found faster than probes that replaced the non-fear-relevant stimuli, indicating an attentional bias in the entire sample. The bias was not correlated with self-reported state or trait anxiety or with general… CONTINUE READING

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