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Mood-congruent free recall bias in anxiety

Russo, Riccardo and Fox, Elaine and Bellinger, Lynn and Nguyen-Van-Tam, Dominic P (2001) 'Mood-congruent free recall bias in anxiety.' Cognition and Emotion, 15 (4). pp. 419-433. ISSN 0269-9931

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Abstract

The present study evaluated the status of mood-congruent free recall bias in anxious individuals following incidental encoding of target words. In the first experiment, high trait anxiety individuals showed increased recall of threat-related information after an orienting task promoting lexical processing of target words. In a second experiment, both lexical and semantic orienting tasks were performed at study. In this experiment, anxious individuals displayed a mood-congruent recall bias only for target information processed at a lexical level. Theoretical and practical implications of these findings are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2015 14:45
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 00:31
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/13134

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