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dc.contributor.authorJi, Julieen
dc.contributor.authorGrafton, Benen
dc.contributor.authorMacLeod, Colinen
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-11T10:57:48Z
dc.date.available2018-04-11T10:57:48Z
dc.date.issued2017-06en
dc.identifier.issn0005-7967
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/274761
dc.description.abstractWhile there is consensus that depression is associated with a memory bias characterized by reduced retrieval of positive information that is restricted to information that had been self-referentially processed, there is less agreement concerning whether depression is characterized by an attention bias involving reduced attention to positive information. However, unlike memory research, previous attention research has not systematically examined the potential role of referential processing focus. The present study tested the hypothesis that evidence of depression-linked attentional avoidance of positive information would be more readily obtained following the self-referential processing of such information. We assessed attentional responding to positive information (and also to negative information) using a dot-probe procedure, after this information had been processed either in a self-referential or otherreferential manner. The findings lend support to the hypothesis under scrutiny. Participants scoring high in depression score exhibited reduced attention to positive information compared to those scoring low in depression score, but only when this information had been processed in a self-referential manner. These findings may shed light on the mechanisms that underpin attentional selectivity in depression, while potentially also helping to account for inconsistencies in previous literature.
dc.format.mediumPrint-Electronicen
dc.languageengen
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/*
dc.subjectHumansen
dc.subjectDepressionen
dc.subjectStress, Psychologicalen
dc.subjectAnxietyen
dc.subjectMemoryen
dc.subjectAttentional Biasen
dc.titleReferential focus moderates depression-linked attentional avoidance of positive information.en
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage54
prism.publicationDate2017en
prism.publicationNameBehaviour research and therapyen
prism.startingPage47
prism.volume93en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.21899
dcterms.dateAccepted2017-03-20en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1016/j.brat.2017.03.004en
rioxxterms.versionVoR*
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017-06en
dc.contributor.orcidJi, Julie [0000-0003-1688-9708]
dc.contributor.orcidGrafton, Ben [0000-0002-9920-4278]
dc.contributor.orcidMacLeod, Colin [0000-0003-2407-7339]
dc.identifier.eissn1873-622X
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen


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