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Social anxiety and evaluation of social crowds: explicit and implicit measures.
Behav Res Ther. 2008 Aug; 46(8):932-43.BR

Abstract

To investigate whether social anxiety disorder is indeed characterized by a biased negative evaluation of facial expressions, 25 highly socially anxious (SA) participants and 30 non-anxious controls (NACs) were asked to respond to different ratios of neutral-angry or happy-angry face combinations (crowds). In an indirect Approach-Avoidance Task (AAT), participants used a joystick to pull the crowds towards themselves (approach) or push them away (avoidance). SAs showed faster avoidance of neutral-angry crowds when the number of angry faces in the crowd increased. The happy-angry crowds were generally avoided, independent of the ratio of the two emotions. NACs did not show any specific response tendency. When directly rating the friendliness of the crowds, the two groups did not differ.

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Behavioural Science Institute, Radboud University, 6500 HE Nijmegen, The Netherlands. g.lange@psych.ru.nlNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18550028

Citation

Lange, Wolf-Gero, et al. "Social Anxiety and Evaluation of Social Crowds: Explicit and Implicit Measures." Behaviour Research and Therapy, vol. 46, no. 8, 2008, pp. 932-43.
Lange WG, Keijsers G, Becker ES, et al. Social anxiety and evaluation of social crowds: explicit and implicit measures. Behav Res Ther. 2008;46(8):932-43.
Lange, W. G., Keijsers, G., Becker, E. S., & Rinck, M. (2008). Social anxiety and evaluation of social crowds: explicit and implicit measures. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 46(8), 932-43. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2008.04.008
Lange WG, et al. Social Anxiety and Evaluation of Social Crowds: Explicit and Implicit Measures. Behav Res Ther. 2008;46(8):932-43. PubMed PMID: 18550028.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Social anxiety and evaluation of social crowds: explicit and implicit measures. AU - Lange,Wolf-Gero, AU - Keijsers,Ger, AU - Becker,Eni S, AU - Rinck,Mike, Y1 - 2008/04/30/ PY - 2007/03/19/received PY - 2008/04/03/revised PY - 2008/04/17/accepted PY - 2008/6/14/pubmed PY - 2009/2/20/medline PY - 2008/6/14/entrez SP - 932 EP - 43 JF - Behaviour research and therapy JO - Behav Res Ther VL - 46 IS - 8 N2 - To investigate whether social anxiety disorder is indeed characterized by a biased negative evaluation of facial expressions, 25 highly socially anxious (SA) participants and 30 non-anxious controls (NACs) were asked to respond to different ratios of neutral-angry or happy-angry face combinations (crowds). In an indirect Approach-Avoidance Task (AAT), participants used a joystick to pull the crowds towards themselves (approach) or push them away (avoidance). SAs showed faster avoidance of neutral-angry crowds when the number of angry faces in the crowd increased. The happy-angry crowds were generally avoided, independent of the ratio of the two emotions. NACs did not show any specific response tendency. When directly rating the friendliness of the crowds, the two groups did not differ. SN - 0005-7967 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18550028/Social_anxiety_and_evaluation_of_social_crowds:_explicit_and_implicit_measures_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0005-7967(08)00090-9 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -