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Comparing visual and auditory presentation for the modification of interpretation bias

Standage, Helen and Ashwin, Chris and Fox, Elaine (2009) 'Comparing visual and auditory presentation for the modification of interpretation bias.' Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 40 (4). pp. 558-570. ISSN 00057916

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Abstract

This experiment compares the effects of visual vs. auditory presentation of cognitive bias modification (CBM) training scenarios upon interpretation style and emotional vulnerability. For both modalities, negative, but not positive interpretation biases were successfully induced relative to a baseline. Mood declined for the auditory but not the visual group throughout the CBM procedure, irrespective of the valence of the CBM condition. This deterioration in mood raises an important methodological issue and indicates that the increased testing time brought about by auditory compared to visual presentation needs to be addressed. The CBM procedures did not influence emotional vulnerability as assessed by behavioural measures, but counter-to-prediction, CBM procedures did increase self-reported depression vulnerability for the positive but not negative CBM condition.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cognitive bias modification; Interpretative bias; Causality; Anxiety
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2011 19:45
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2011 19:45
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/1225

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