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Internet memes related to the COVID-19 pandemic as a potential coping mechanism for anxiety

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This study examined whether significantly anxious individuals differed from non-anxious individuals in their perceptual ratings of internet memes related to the Covid-19 pandemic, whilst considering the mediating role of emotion regulation. Eighty individuals presenting clinically significant anxiety symptoms (indicating ≥ 15 on the GAD-7) and 80 non-anxious controls (indicating ≤ 4) rated the emotional valance, humour, relatability, shareability, and offensiveness of 45 Covid-19 internet mem...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1038/s41598-021-00857-8

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Clinical Neurosciences
Oxford college:
Somerville College
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-4012-7941
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ORCID:
0000-0003-0274-4137
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Springer Nature
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Scientific Reports More from this journal
Volume:
11
Article number:
22305
Publication date:
2021-11-12
Acceptance date:
2021-09-20
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EISSN:
2045-2322
ISSN:
2045-2322
Pmid:
34772957
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English
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Pubs id:
1287436
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pubs:1287436
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2022-11-15

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