Social anxiety under load: the effects of perceptual load in processing emotional faces

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Soares, Sandra C. ; Rocha, Marta ; Neiva, Tiago ; Rodrigues, Paulo ; Silva, Carlos F. (2015)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
  • Journal: Frontiers in Psychology, volume 6 (issn: 1664-1078, eissn: 1664-1078)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00479, pmc: PMC4404732
  • Subject: Psychology | target discrimination task | attentional control | emotional faces | perceptual load | Original Research | social anxiety
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Previous studies in the social anxiety arena have shown an impaired attentional control system, similar to that found in trait anxiety. However, the effect of task demands on social anxiety in socially threatening stimuli, such as angry faces, remains unseen. In the pre... View more
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