High responsivity to threat during the initial stage of perception in repression: a 3 T fMRI study.

Abstract

Repression designates coping strategies such as avoidance, or denial that aim to shield the organism from threatening stimuli. Derakshan et al. have proposed the vigilance-avoidance theory of repressive coping. It is assumed that repressors have an initial rapid vigilant response triggering physiological responses to threat stimuli. In the following second… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/scan/nsr080

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