Psychology Research Corner

On the context dependency of implicit self-esteem in social anxiety disorder

  • June 19, 2017
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People suffering from social anxiety disorder often suffer from very low self esteem and see themselves in very negative ways. This is caused by both a process of negative self evaluation and a fear o Read More...

Intolerance of Uncertainty, Social Anxiety, and Generalized Anxiety: Differences by Diagnosis and Symptoms

  • June 19, 2017
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Research has shown that there are several personality characteristics or traits which are linked to anxiety disorders such as General Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD). Some of Read More...

Anxiety as A Predictor for Cognitive Decline and Dementia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

  • June 19, 2017
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Does anxiety affect your mind? People suffering from symptoms of anxiety and stress often find that their ability to think clearly is affected, and their memory and decision- making abilities also ten Read More...

Transdiagnostic models of anxiety disorder: Theoretical and empirical underpinnings.

  • June 18, 2017
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Over the last decade there has been an increased interest in transdiagnostic cognitive behavioural therapy- treatment for anxiety that focuses on underlying processes which are common to all anxiety d Read More...

Generalized Anxiety Disorder, worry and attention to threat: A systematic review

  • June 17, 2017
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One of the main symptoms of Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is high levels of worry- the tendency to ruminate on things that are considered frightening and dwell on repetitive negative thoughts abo Read More...

Internet-based extinction therapy for worry: A randomized controlled trial

  • June 16, 2017
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Worry is a key feature of many anxiety disorders as well as being something that the general population deal with constantly. Worry serves as a way of avoiding negative emotional experiences- if we Read More...

The Affective Tie that Binds: Examining the Contribution of Positive Emotions and Anxiety to Relationship Formation in Social Anxiety Disorder

  • June 15, 2017
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Those suffering from social anxiety disorder (SAD) often struggle to connect with others and find all kinds of social situations nerve-wracking. The current theory of social anxiety treatment explains Read More...

Training Working Memory to Improve Attentional Control in Anxiety: A Proof-of-Principle Study using Behavioural and Electrophysiological Measures

  • June 14, 2017
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Have you ever noticed how when you’re worried about something you can’t get it out of your head? Your train of thought just seems to keep on returning to this one frightening situation and you kee Read More...

Social Media Use and Anxiety in Emerging Adults

  • June 13, 2017
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Social media is an everyday part of life for the vast majority of young adults. 90% of adults aged 18-22 use some form of social media, with the majority using at least two platforms on a daily basis. Read More...

Growth Mindset of Anxiety Buffers the Link between Stressful Life Events and Psychological Distress and Coping Strategies

  • June 12, 2017
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How much do you think that core characteristics like intelligence can change over time? Are your intelligence and personality traits fixed, or can they be altered with systematic effort? And what effe Read More...

Social Anxiety and Social Support in Romantic Relationships

  • June 11, 2017
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Receiving social support from your friends and loved ones is something that most of us take for granted. Having people available to help you through difficult times is vital to leading a healthy, adju Read More...

Attention Training to Pleasant Stimuli in Anxiety

  • June 10, 2017
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Anxiety has repeatedly been shown to affect how we process information in the world around us. One specific effect of high levels of anxiety is to increase the amount of attention we pay to threatenin Read More...

Anxiety disorders and risk of stroke: A systematic review and meta-analysis

  • June 9, 2017
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Excessive worrying is bad for your health. It’s a commonly held view, and one that has been supported by scientific research time and again. Quite apart from the strain they place on your mind and e Read More...

Anxiety and attention to threat: Cognitive mechanisms and treatment with attention bias modification

  • June 8, 2017
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Anxiety is problem that affects a huge portion of the population, with some studies showing that it will affect as many as 25% of the population at some point in their lives. Because of its high preva Read More...

The Efficacy of Exposure Therapy for Anxiety-Related Disorders and Its Underlying Mechanisms: The Case of OCD and PTSD

  • June 7, 2017
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The most widely used treatment for anxiety disorders of all kinds is exposure therapy, a process which works on the simple premise that exposing yourself to a feared situation, stimuli or memory remov Read More...

Understanding and Treating Insomnia

  • June 6, 2017
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Sleep is a vital part of healthy human functioning and sleep disorders such as insomnia can affect our wellbeing in a variety of ways. This review summarises some of the most important consequences of Read More...

Social Anxiety and Social Anxiety Disorder

  • June 5, 2017
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Our understanding of social anxiety has developed a lot in recent years. The current paper presents a review of recent advances in the study of social anxiety and a model of how the disorder and its d Read More...

Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders: A Critical Review of the New Diagnostic Class

  • June 3, 2017
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The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is the reference book used by psychologists to diagnose and categorise the various mental disorders that exist. As research advances new Read More...

Sleep and Circadian Functioning: Critical Mechanisms in the Mood Disorders?

  • June 2, 2017
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Sleep disturbances are a key feature of many mood disorders and are a key target for future research into treatment for depression and other conditions. Both lack of sleep and excessive sleep are core Read More...

Seeing Is Believing: Using Video Feedback in Cognitive Therapy for Social Anxiety Disorder

  • June 1, 2017
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One of the most effective social anxiety treatments to have been developed in recent years is called Cognitive Therapy for Social Anxiety Disorder, or CT-SAD. This treatment approach involves a number Read More...

Internet Delivered Psychological Treatments

  • May 30, 2017
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The internet is affecting psychological research and treatment in some interesting ways. Huge amounts of psychological research and information are now available online and many forms of treatment are Read More...

Treatment of Panic

  • May 29, 2017
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Panic disorder is a condition characterised by recurring panic attacks- regular bouts of intense and debilitating fear without any apparent cause, coupled with increased levels of fear regarding futur Read More...

Treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • May 28, 2017
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The study of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder has advanced significantly in recent years and effective treatments for OCD continue to be developed. This article presents a summary of the current understa Read More...

The Role of Sleep in Emotional Brain Function

  • May 27, 2017
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Sleep affects the brain in a number of ways, one of the most important of which is our ability to function emotionally. This review outlines recent advances in the study of sleep and emotions, focusin Read More...

Worry and Generalized Anxiety Disorder: A Review and Theoretical Synthesis of Evidence on Nature, Etiology, Mechanisms, and Treatment

  • May 26, 2017
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Generalised Anxiety Disorder is one of the most common and fundamental of all mental disorders, with symptoms and characteristics that reflect the core components of all other mood disorders. Despite Read More...