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Associations between feelings of social anxiety and emotion perception

Lynn, Spencer K ; Bui, Eric ; Hoeppner, Susanne S ; O'Day, Emily B ; Palitz, Sophie A ; Barrett, Lisa Feldman ; Simon, Naomi M

Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, June 2018, Vol.59, pp.40-47 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    Associations between feelings of social anxiety and emotion perception
  • Author: Lynn, Spencer K ; Bui, Eric ; Hoeppner, Susanne S ; O'Day, Emily B ; Palitz, Sophie A ; Barrett, Lisa Feldman ; Simon, Naomi M
  • Description: Abnormally biased perceptual judgment is a feature of many psychiatric disorders. Thus, individuals with social anxiety disorder are biased to recall or interpret social events negatively. Cognitive behavioral therapy addresses such bias by teaching patients, via verbal instruction, to become aware of and change pathological misjudgment. The present study examined whether targeting verbal instruction to specific decision parameters that influence perceptual judgment may affect changes in anger perception. We used a signal detection framework to decompose anger perception into three decision parameters (base rate of encountering anger vs. no-anger, payoff for correct vs. incorrect categorization of face stimuli, and perceptual similarity of angry vs. not-angry facial expressions). We created brief verbal instructions that emphasized each parameter separately. Participants with social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and healthy controls, were assigned...
  • Is Part Of: Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, June 2018, Vol.59, pp.40-47
  • Identifier: ISSN: 0005-7916 ; E-ISSN: 1873-7943 ; DOI: 10.1016/j.jbtep.2017.10.001
  • Language: English
  • Source: ScienceDirect Journals (Elsevier)

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