|Examining self-relevance as a factor in the attentional bias in induced dysphoria using self-generated pictures
||The proposed study investigated an attentional bias in experimentally-induced dysphoria using self-relevant pictures in a dot probe study design. Participants generated their own photographs, using digital cameras to capture stimuli that are self-rel...
|Social anxiety, attention control, and performance deficits
||Theory and research link social anxiety with negative self-focused attention (i.e., heightened preoccupation with negative thoughts, observer-perspective images, and somatic responses). Negative self-focused attention, in turn, is associated with per...
|Inspiration or defeat: the motivational and evaluative impact of social comparison on dysphoric individuals
||People compare themselves to others in order to evaluate their abilities and opinions, yet the literature is mixed on how these social comparisons impact people's emotions, self-evaluation, and motivation. There were two primary aims of the present s...
|The effect of neuroticism on symptom report: a signal-detection model
||Self-report is a crucial part of psychological assessment, but the reliability and validity of self-report measures can be threatened by individual differences in item interpretation and response. Individuals higher in trait neuroticism were hypothes...
|The relationship between goal characteristics and emotional well-being
||Emotional well-being can be affected by the type of goals people have, how they view their goals, and their progress toward those goals. This paper proposed that characteristics of the cognitive representations of people’s personal goals, such as hav...