Attentional control predicts change in bias in response to attentional bias modification
MetadataShow full item record
© 2017 Elsevier Ltd Procedures that effectively modify attentional bias to negative information have been examined for their potential to be a source of therapeutic change in emotional vulnerability. However, the degree to which these procedures modify attentional bias is subject to individual differences. This generates the need to understand the mechanisms that influence attentional bias change across individuals. The present study investigated the association between individual differences in attentional control and individual differences in the magnitude of bias change evoked by an attentional bias modification procedure. The findings demonstrate that individual differences in two facets of attentional control, control of attentional inhibition and control of attentional selectivity, were positively associated with individual differences in the magnitude of attentional bias change. The present findings inform upon the cognitive mechanisms underpinning change in attentional bias, and identify a target cognitive process for research seeking to enhance the therapeutic effectiveness of attentional bias modification procedures.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Emotion-in-Motion, a Novel Approach for the Modification of Attentional Bias: An Experimental Proof-of-Concept Study.Notebaert, L.; Grafton, B.; Clarke, Patrick; Rudaizky, D.; Chen, N.; MacLeod, C. (2018)BACKGROUND: Individuals with heightened anxiety vulnerability tend to preferentially attend to emotionally negative information, with evidence suggesting that this attentional bias makes a causal contribution to anxiety ...
Attention bias modification training under working memory load increases the magnitude of change in attentional biasClarke, Patrick; Branson, S.; Chen, N.; Van Bockstaele, B.; Salemink, E.; MacLeod, C.; Notebaert, L. (2017)© 2017 Elsevier LtdBackground and objectives Attention bias modification (ABM) procedures have shown promise as a therapeutic intervention, however current ABM procedures have proven inconsistent in their ability to ...
Food-related attentional bias. Word versus pictorial stimuli and the importance of stimuli calorific value in the dot probe taskFreijy, T.; Mullan, Barbara; Sharpe, L. (2014)Objective: The primary aim of this study was to extend previous research on food-related attentional biases by examining biases towards pictorial versus word stimuli, and foods of high versus low calorific value. It was ...