Attentional biases to internal and external sources of potential threat in social anxiety.

@article{Pineles2005AttentionalBT,
  title={Attentional biases to internal and external sources of potential threat in social anxiety.},
  author={Suzanne L. Pineles and Susan Mineka},
  journal={Journal of abnormal psychology},
  year={2005},
  volume={114 2},
  pages={314-8}
}
D. M. Clark and A. Wells (1995) proposed that a shift of attention inward toward interoceptive information is a central feature of social phobia. However, few studies have examined attentional biases toward internal physiological cues in social phobia. The current experiment assessed whether socially anxious individuals exhibit an attentional bias (a) toward cues for an internal source of potential threat (heart-rate information), (b) toward cues for an external source of potential threat… CONTINUE READING

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