The reduction of anxiety vulnerability through the modification of attentional bias: a real-world study using a home-based cognitive bias modification procedure.

@article{See2009TheRO,
  title={The reduction of anxiety vulnerability through the modification of attentional bias: a real-world study using a home-based cognitive bias modification procedure.},
  author={Jacey See and Colin D. MacLeod and Russell I Bridle},
  journal={Journal of abnormal psychology},
  year={2009},
  volume={118 1},
  pages={65-75}
}
Recent laboratory work suggests that biased attentional responding to negative information causally impacts anxiety reactivity to a contrived laboratory stressor. However, it remains unknown whether such attentional bias contributes to real-world anxiety vulnerability. In the present study, the authors addressed this issue by experimentally inducing biased attentional response to emotionally negative stimuli, using a home-based attentional training program and then examining the influence of… CONTINUE READING