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"Why" or "how": the effect of concrete versus abstract processing on intrusive memories following analogue trauma

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Emergency service workers, military personnel, and journalists working in conflict zones are regularly exposed to trauma as part of their jobs and suffer higher rates of posttraumatic stress compared with the general population. These individuals often know that they will be exposed to trauma and therefore have the opportunity to adopt potentially protective cognitive strategies. One cognitive strategy linked to better mood and recovery from upsetting events is concrete information processing...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1016/j.beth.2016.02.004

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Behavior Therapy Journal website
Volume:
47
Issue:
3
Pages:
404–415
Publication date:
2016
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ISSN:
0005-7894
URN:
uuid:7ce034de-f8c9-4e2c-9c4e-080999bc8013
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605603
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pubs:605603

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