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    Hypomania, anxiety and the emotional Stroop

    French, C.C. and Richards, Anne and Schofield, E.J.C. (1996) Hypomania, anxiety and the emotional Stroop. British Journal of Clinical Psychology 35 (4), pp. 617-626. ISSN 0144-6657.

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    Abstract

    Bentall & Thompson (1990) selected participants on the basis of high, medium and low scores on the Hypomanic Personality Scale. In an emotional Stroop test, the high hypomanic participants showed interference of colour naming for depression‐related but not euphoria‐related words. The current study tests the hypothesis that the effects found were mediated by anxiety, and not hypomania as claimed. Bentall & Thompson's study was repeated but measures of state and trait anxiety were also taken. When analysis was restricted to three subgroups selected in the same manner as in Bentall & Thompson's (1990) study, the findings were very similar to those found in that study and the hypomania‐related interference effects were found to occur even when anxiety levels were taken into account. Further analyses of data from the full sample of participants supported the idea that hypomanic personality might reflect a partially successful means of coping with depressive tendencies.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2020 15:34
    Last Modified: 04 Feb 2020 15:34
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/30801

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