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Individual differences in affective flexibility predict future anxiety and worry

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Deficits in cognitive flexibility have been associated with anxiety and worry, however few studies have assessed cognitive flexibility in the context of emotional stimuli (i.e. affective flexibility). The present study (n = 79) investigated whether individual differences in affective flexibility predict levels of trait anxiety and worry over a period of seven weeks. Affective flexibility was measured using a task-switching paradigm. Results showed that less efficient shifting of...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1080/02699931.2020.1843407

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Sub department:
Experimental Psychology
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ORCID:
0000-0002-2464-0462
Publisher:
Routledge
Journal:
Cognition and Emotion More from this journal
Volume:
35
Issue:
2
Pages:
425-434
Publication date:
2020-11-05
Acceptance date:
2020-10-24
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EISSN:
1464-0600
ISSN:
0269-9931
Pmid:
33153365
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1146823
Local pid:
pubs:1146823
Deposit date:
2020-12-17

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