Defining reactivity: how several methodological decisions can affect conclusions about emotional reactivity in psychopathology.

@article{Nelson2011DefiningRH,
  title={Defining reactivity: how several methodological decisions can affect conclusions about emotional reactivity in psychopathology.},
  author={Brady D Nelson and Stewart A Shankman and Thomas M Olino and Daniel N. Klein},
  journal={Cognition & emotion},
  year={2011},
  volume={25 8},
  pages={1439-59}
}
There are many important methodological decisions that need to be made when examining emotional reactivity in psychopathology. In the present study, we examined the effects of two such decisions in an investigation of emotional reactivity in depression: (1) which (if any) comparison condition to employ; and (2) how to define change. Depressed (N = 69) and control (N = 37) participants viewed emotion-inducing film clips while subjective and facial responses were measured. Emotional reactivity… CONTINUE READING

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