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Mood-congruent free recall bias in anxiety

Russo, R and Fox, E and Bellinger, L and Nguyen-Van-Tam, DP (2001) 'Mood-congruent free recall bias in anxiety.' Cognition and Emotion, 15 (4). 419 - 433. ISSN 0269-9931


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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 > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
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Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2015 14:45
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