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Cognitive bias modification in the context of depression: interpretation bias and mental imagery

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The aim of this thesis was to develop a positive Cognitive Bias Modification (CBM) technique using imagery in the context of depressed mood. CBM targets biases associated with emotional disorders. CBM modifying interpretation bias (CBM-I) has been investigated for anxiety, but not depression. Whilst many cognitive processes contribute to depression, the current focus was on mental imagery and interpretation bias. In a series of six studies a positive, imagery-oriented CBM-I was developed, ...

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University of Oxford
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Publication date:
2009
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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