Does a high working memory capacity attenuate the negative impact of trait anxiety on attentional control ? Evidence from the antisaccade task

@inproceedings{Wright2014DoesAH,
  title={Does a high working memory capacity attenuate the negative impact of trait anxiety on attentional control ? Evidence from the antisaccade task},
  author={Caitlin A. Wright and Keith S. Dobson and Christopher R. Sears},
  year={2014}
}
According to attentional control theory, high trait anxious individuals experience reduced attentional control as compared to low trait anxious individuals due to the imbalance between goal-directed and stimulus-driven attentional systems. One consequence is that high trait anxious individuals have difficulty resisting distraction, as compared to low trait anxious individuals. A separate line of research on individual differences in working memory capacity (WMC) has shown that individuals with… CONTINUE READING

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