Effect of worrisome and relaxing thinking on fearful emotional processing.

  title={Effect of worrisome and relaxing thinking on fearful emotional processing.},
  author={Catherine E Peasley-Miklus and Scott R. Vrana},
  journal={Behaviour research and therapy},
  volume={38 2},
This study replicated and extended previous data suggesting that worry inhibits emotional processing of fearful imagery. Female participants categorized as either victimization-fearful (N = 24) or victimization and speech-fearful (N = 27) completed trials of worrisome or relaxing thinking and tone-cued imagery. For each trial, participants engaged in 30 s of relaxing or worrisome (speech or victimization) thinking and then imagined speech or victimization fear scenes for 15 s. Heart rate and… CONTINUE READING

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