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    Manipulation of focus of attention and its effects on anxiety in high-anxious individuals and repressors

    Derakhshan, Nazanin and Eysenck, M.W. (2001) Manipulation of focus of attention and its effects on anxiety in high-anxious individuals and repressors. Anxiety, Stress & Coping 14 (2), pp. 173-191. ISSN 1061-5806.

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    Abstract

    There were four groups of participants: low-anxious (low anxiety-low defensiveness), repressors (low anxiety-high defensiveness), high-anxious (high anxiety-low defensiveness), and defensive high-anxious (high anxiety-high defensiveness). They were exposed to self-focus and other-focus conditions, and self-report, physiological, and behavioural measures of anxiety were recorded. The focus manipulation (self vs. other) was effective, with all four groups having higher self-reported anxiety in the self-focus condition. It was found that self-focused attention accounted for a significant amount of variation in self-reported anxiety. The findings were discussed within the theoretical framework proposed by Eysenck (1997).

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2019 16:21
    Last Modified: 12 Nov 2019 16:21
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/29916

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