The ups and downs of cognitive bias: Dissociating the attentional characteristics of positive and negative affectivity

@article{Grafton2012TheUA,
  title={The ups and downs of cognitive bias: Dissociating the attentional characteristics of positive and negative affectivity},
  author={Ben Grafton and Edward R. Watkins and Colin MacLeod},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Psychology},
  year={2012},
  volume={24},
  pages={33 - 53}
}
Despite considerable past interest in distinguishing the patterns of attentional bias that characterise vulnerability to anxiety and to depression, little research has yet sought to delineate the attentional correlates of two affective dimensions that differentially contribute to these alternative forms of emotional vulnerability—negative and positive affectivity. In the present study, we employ a novel variant of the attentional probe task to examine selective attentional engagement with, and… Expand
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