Evidence suggests that anxiety is associated with a shift of visual attention toward threatening stimuli in the environment, such as facial expressions (Mogg and Bradley, 1999). More recent evidence, however, indicates that anxiety may be better characterized by a failure to rapidly disengage the visual attention system away from threat-related facial expressions (Fox, Russo, Bowles, and Dutton, 2001). The present study further investigates this delayed disengagement hypothesis. Results show ...Expand abstract
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Focusing on fear: Attentional disengagement from emotional faces.
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