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Patients with generalized social phobia direct their attention away from faces.

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The experiment tested whether patients with social phobia direct their attention to or away from faces with a range of emotional expressions. A modified dot probe paradigm (J. Abnorm. Psychol. 95 (1986) 15) measured whether participants attended more to faces or to household objects. Twenty patients with social phobia were faster in identifying the probe when it occurred in the location of the household objects, regardless of whether the facial expressions were positive, neutral, or negative....

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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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Journal:
Behaviour research and therapy
Volume:
40
Issue:
6
Pages:
677-687
Publication date:
2002-06-05
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EISSN:
1873-622X
ISSN:
0005-7967
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uuid:e6d34688-243d-4fad-8629-3079b98e85a2
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311108
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pubs:311108

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