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Evidence for mood-dependent attentional processing in asthma: attentional bias towards health-threat in depressive mood and attentional avoidance in neutral mood

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Attentional biases have been observed in populations with psychological disorders, but have been under-investigated in populations with physical illnesses. This study investigated potential attentional biases in asthma as a function of mood. Asthma (N = 45), and healthy (N = 39) participants were randomly allocated to a depressed or a neutral mood state induction. They completed a visual probe task that measured participants' reaction times to health-threat and neutral pictures and words. Com...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1007/s10865-018-9919-6

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Oxford college:
St Edmund Hall
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-0451-3773
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Springer Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Behavioral Medicine Journal website
Publication date:
2018-04-06
Acceptance date:
2018-03-16
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EISSN:
1573-3521
ISSN:
0160-7715
Pubs id:
pubs:835195
URN:
uri:1b541281-552b-4ab9-80d2-33127ca07ffc
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uuid:1b541281-552b-4ab9-80d2-33127ca07ffc
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pubs:835195

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