|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...