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Title: Attentional bias and slowed disengagement from food and threat stimuli in restrained eaters using a modified stroop task
Authors: Wilson, Ceri
Wallis, Deborah J.
Keywords: Attentional bias
Slowed disengagement
Modified stroop
Restrained eating
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Citation: WILSON, C. and WALLIS, D.J., 2012. Attentional bias and slowed disengagement from food and threat stimuli in restrained eaters using a modified stroop task. Cognitive Therapy and Research, March 2012, pp.12.
Abstract: This experiment examined fast (orientation) and slow (disengagement) components of attention to food and interpersonal threat words in high and low restrained eaters using a modified Stroop task. Target words (food, interpersonal ego threat, neutral) were presented prior to a sequence of four matched neutral words. Participants were slow to disengage from food and ego threat words, and this pattern was particularly striking for the high restraint group. Findings show no evidence of an orientation bias but indicate that slowed disengagement from these stimuli can be demonstrated consistently using the Stroop task. However, restraint was not a significant predictor, and slowed disengagement was also found in the neutral condition, suggesting a categorical effect. This study provides important suggestions for modifications of Stroop tasks designed to target both attention bias and disengagement. Implications of slowed disengagement from disorder-relevant stimuli are discussed in relation to the development of disordered eating.
Description: This article is closed access.
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1007/s10608-012-9451-x
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/11146
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10608-012-9451-x
ISSN: 0147-5916
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences)

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