Working memory load moderates late attentional bias in social anxiety.

@article{Judah2013WorkingML,
  title={Working memory load moderates late attentional bias in social anxiety.},
  author={Matt R Judah and Demond M Grant and William V. Lechner and Adam C. Mills},
  journal={Cognition & emotion},
  year={2013},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={502-11}
}
The vigilance-avoidance hypothesis suggests that socially anxious individuals attempt to detect signs that they are being evaluated (vigilance) and subsequently direct attention away from such stimuli (avoidance). Although extensive evidence supports vigilance, data concerning subsequent avoidance is equivocal. Drawing from models of attention, the current study hypothesised that working memory load moderates late attentional bias in social anxiety such that avoidance occurs if working memory… CONTINUE READING

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