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The emotional Stroop task and psychopathology.

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Attentional bias is a central feature of many cognitive theories of psychopathology. One of the most frequent methods of investigating such bias has been an emotional analog of the Stroop task. In this task, participants name the colors in which words are printed, and the words vary in their relevance to each theme of psychopathology. The authors review research showing that patients are often slower to name the color of a word associated with concerns relevant to their clinical condition. Th...

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10.1037/0033-2909.120.1.3

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Mathews, A More by this author
MacLeod, C More by this author
Journal:
Psychological bulletin
Volume:
120
Issue:
1
Pages:
3-24
Publication date:
1996-07-05
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EISSN:
1939-1455
ISSN:
0033-2909
URN:
uuid:e3f3c81e-51f2-421b-833a-7902a9b73960
Source identifiers:
375239
Local pid:
pubs:375239

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