Effects of standard and explicit cognitive bias modification and computer-administered cognitive-behaviour therapy on cognitive biases and social anxiety

Mobini, Sirous["lib/metafield:join_name" not defined]Mackintosh, Bundy["lib/metafield:join_name" not defined]Illingworth, Jo["lib/metafield:join_name" not defined]Gega, Lina["lib/metafield:join_name" not defined]Langdon, Peter["lib/metafield:join_name" not defined]Hoppitt, Laura (2014) Effects of standard and explicit cognitive bias modification and computer-administered cognitive-behaviour therapy on cognitive biases and social anxiety. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 45 (2). ["lib/metafield/pagerange:range" not defined

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Background and objectives - This study examines the effects of a single session of Cognitive Bias Modification to induce positive Interpretative bias (CBM-I) using standard or explicit instructions and an analogue of computer-administered CBT (c-CBT) program on modifying cognitive biases and social anxiety.

Methods - A sample of 76 volunteers with social anxiety attended a research site. At both pre- and post-test, participants completed two computer-administered tests of interpretative and attentional biases and a self-report measure of social anxiety. Participants in the training conditions completed a single session of either standard or explicit CBM-I positive training and a c-CBT program. Participants in the Control (no training) condition completed a CBM-I neutral task matched the active CBM-I intervention in format and duration but did not encourage positive disambiguation of socially ambiguous or threatening scenarios.

Results - Participants in both CBM-I programs (either standard or explicit instructions) and the c-CBT condition exhibited more positive interpretations of ambiguous social scenarios at post-test and one-week follow-up as compared to the Control condition. Moreover, the results showed that CBM-I and c-CBT, to some extent, changed negative attention biases in a positive direction. Furthermore, the results showed that both CBM-I training conditions and c-CBT reduced social anxiety symptoms at one-week follow-up.

Limitations - This study used a single session of CBM-I training, however multi-sessions intervention might result in more endurable positive CBM-I changes.

Conclusions - A computerised single session of CBM-I and an analogue of c-CBT program reduced negative interpretative biases and social anxiety.

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["eprint_fieldname_keywords" not defined]: Cognitive bias modification; Social anxiety; Computer-administered CBT; Cognitive biases
["eprint_fieldname_subjects" not defined]: C800 Psychology
Department: Faculties["lib/metafield:join_subject_parts" not defined]Health and Life Sciences["lib/metafield:join_subject_parts" not defined]Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
["eprint_fieldname_userid" not defined]: Becky Skoyles
["eprint_fieldname_datestamp" not defined]: 21 ["lib/utils:month_short_04" not defined] 2015 12:04
["eprint_fieldname_lastmod" not defined]: 27 ["lib/utils:month_short_10" not defined] 2017 04:31
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/22111

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