Cognitive bias via the Internet: A comparison of web-based and standard emotional Stroop tasks in social phobia
2006 (English)In: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, ISSN 1650-6073, Vol. 35, no 1, 55-62 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
There is accumulating evidence to suggest that social phobia is associated with attentional bias for words related to social threat. Information processing in individuals with social phobia (n = 87) was investigated in the present study using 2 versions of the emotional Stroop task. Results from a standard emotional Stroop task indicated delayed colour naming of socially threatening words relative to neutral words, in line with previous research, whereas results from a Web-based emotional Stroop task indicated a facilitation effect, with faster manual indication of colour choice for socially threatening words than for neutral words. Possible explanations for these contrasting findings and issues for further research are discussed. © 2006 Taylor & Francis.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 35, no 1, 55-62 p.
National CategorySocial Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-38198DOI: 10.1080/16506070500372469Local ID: 42567OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-38198DiVA: diva2:259047