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Attentional Bias for Threat: Evidence for Delayed Disengagement from Emotional Faces.

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The present paper reports three new experiments suggesting that the valence of a face cue can influence attentional effects in a cueing paradigm. Moreover, heightened trait anxiety resulted in increased attentional dwell-time on emotional facial stimuli, relative to neutral faces. Experiment 1 presented a cueing task, in which the cue was either an "angry", "happy", or "neutral" facial expression. Targets could appear either in the same location as the face (valid trials) or in a different lo...

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10.1080/02699930143000527

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford
Role:
Author
Journal:
Cognition and emotion
Volume:
16
Issue:
3
Pages:
355-379
Publication date:
2002-05-05
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EISSN:
1464-0600
ISSN:
0269-9931
URN:
uuid:f471e2ab-fc6c-4954-9057-445158b39540
Source identifiers:
421355
Local pid:
pubs:421355
Language:
English

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