Positive online attentional training as ameans of modifying attentional and interpretational biases among the clinically depressed: An experimental study using eye tracking

Izabela Krejtz , Paweł Holas , Marzena Rusanowska , John Nezlek


1 Objective The present study examined the effectiveness of online positive attention bias modification training (ABMT) in inducing positive attention and positive interpretational biases in depressed individuals. 2 Method Clinically depressed individuals (n = 60) were randomly assigned to one of two conditions of 14‐day online ABMT. In the positive ABMT condition, a probe replaced positive stimuli in 100% of trials. In the control condition, the probe replaced positive stimuli in 50% of trials. Before and after training, we recorded eye movements during the completion of a Scrambled Sentence Task in which participants created positive or negative sentences. Participants also completed measures of symptoms of depression and anxiety. 3 Results After training, participants in the positive ABMT condition fixated longer on positive keywords than participants in the control group and experienced a significant reduction in anxiety. 4 Conclusion These findings suggest that positive AMBT can promote positive attention bias among clinically depressed individuals.
Author Izabela Krejtz (Wydział Psychologii)
Izabela Krejtz,,
- Wydział Psychologii
, Paweł Holas
Paweł Holas,,
, Marzena Rusanowska
Marzena Rusanowska,,
, John Nezlek (Wydział Zamiejscowy w Poznaniu)
John Nezlek,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy w Poznaniu
Journal seriesJournal of Clinical Psychology, ISSN 0021-9762, (A 30 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets79.7
ASJC Classification1201 Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous); 3203 Clinical Psychology
URL https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/jclp.22617
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)30
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Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2017 = 1.207; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 2.33 (2) - 2017=3.149 (5)
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