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Keeping your distance: attentional withdrawal in individuals who show physiological signs of social discomfort.

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Being in close social proximity to a stranger is generally perceived to be an uncomfortable experience, which most people seek to avoid. In circumstances where crowding is unavoidable, however, people may seek to withdraw their attention from the other person. This study examined whether social discomfort, as indexed by electrodermal activity, is related to a withdrawal of attention in 28 (m=8, f=20) university students. Students performed a radial line bisection task while alone or together ...

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Loetscher, T More by this author
Churches, O More by this author
Thomas, NA More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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Journal:
Neuropsychologia
Publication date:
2014-10-05
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EISSN:
1873-3514
ISSN:
0028-3932
URN:
uuid:a463f9ba-a28f-4da5-9086-af0cd42f07d3
Source identifiers:
492091
Local pid:
pubs:492091

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