Automatic avoidance tendencies in individuals with contamination-related obsessive-compulsive symptoms.

@article{Najmi2010AutomaticAT,
  title={Automatic avoidance tendencies in individuals with contamination-related obsessive-compulsive symptoms.},
  author={Sadia Najmi and Jennie M Kuckertz and Nurul H.H. Amir},
  journal={Behaviour research and therapy},
  year={2010},
  volume={48 10},
  pages={
          1058-62
        }
}
We used an approach-avoidance task (AAT) to examine response to threatening stimuli in 20 individuals high in contamination-related obsessive-compulsive symptoms (HCs) and 21 individuals low in contamination-related obsessive-compulsive symptoms (LCs). Participants were instructed to respond to contamination-related and neutral pictures by pulling a joystick towards themselves or by pushing it away from themselves. Moving the joystick changed the size of the image to simulate approaching or… CONTINUE READING
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