Attentional bias to threat: roles of trait anxiety, stressful events, and awareness.

@article{Mogg1994AttentionalBT,
  title={Attentional bias to threat: roles of trait anxiety, stressful events, and awareness.},
  author={Karin Mogg and Brendan P. Bradley and Nina Hallowell},
  journal={The Quarterly journal of experimental psychology. A, Human experimental psychology},
  year={1994},
  volume={47 4},
  pages={841-64}
}
Attentional biases for threat stimuli were assessed in high and low trait anxious subjects (n = 66) using a probe detection task. To examine the effects of trait anxiety and situational stressors, each subject was tested three times: Under no stress, laboratory-induced stress, and examination-induced stress. To evaluate the role of awareness, half the word stimuli were presented very briefly (14 msec) and masked, and the other half were presented for 500 msec without a mask. Results showed that… CONTINUE READING