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Two Session Cognitive Bias Modification Training; Exercise Interpretation Bias

Clarke, C.S. ORCID: 0000-0003-0496-0597, Mackintosh, B. & Cooper, N. R. (2018). Two Session Cognitive Bias Modification Training; Exercise Interpretation Bias. Poster presented at the International Convention of Psychological Science, 23-25 March 2017, Vienna, Austria.


Cognitive bias modification is the direct manipulation of a target bias by extensive exposure to task contingencies that encourage predetermined patterns of processing selectivity1,2. Forty-eight participants from a general population sample recruited for a two-part study investigating the effect of two sessions of exercise orientated Positive CBM-I Training, in comparison to a Neutral Pseudo Training condition. Baseline, post session one and post session two self-report measures of Anxiety, Depression and Stress were collected. Measures of interpretation bias were collected at baseline and post session two, both with and without cognitive load. Results suggest that for individuals undergoing two sessions of Positive CBM-I Training over a fortnight had significantly decreased Trait Anxiety scores, relative to the Pseudo Neutral Training condition. The findings hold promise for the Cognitive Bias Modification paradigm for decreasing symptoms of Anxiety.

Publication Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: ┬ęthe authors.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Departments: School of Health & Psychological Sciences > Psychology
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