Worry in imagery and verbal form: Effect on residual working memory capacity

@inproceedings{Leigh2011WorryII,
  title={Worry in imagery and verbal form: Effect on residual working memory capacity},
  author={Eleanor Leigh and Colette R. Hirsch},
  booktitle={Behaviour research and therapy},
  year={2011}
}
Worry-prone individuals have less residual working memory capacity during worry compared to low-worriers (Hayes, Hirsch, & Mathews, 2008). People typically worry in verbal form, and the present study investigated whether verbal worry depletes working memory capacity more than worry in imagery-based form. High and low-worriers performed a working memory task, random interval generation, whilst thinking about a worry in verbal or imagery form. High (but not low) worriers had less available… CONTINUE READING

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