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Seminariet äger rum onsdag den 22 mars 2017, kl 14-15 i rum 357, Frescati Hagväg 14, plan 3.

Abstract

Cognitive bias modification (CBM) is an emerging treatment for anxiety disorders such as social phobia. A cognitive bias is a systemic selectivity for one particular type of information during processing. In anxiety disorders, cognitive bias manifests as sensitivity and hypervigilance towards threat-related information. It has been theorized that such threat biases may play a causal role in the aetiology and maintenance of dysfunctional anxiety. The goal of CBM is to directly modify the underlying cognitive biases implicated in anxiety disorders, which in turn will attenuate symptoms.

While several cognitive processes have been identified as susceptible to threat bias (e.g. attention, interpretation, memory), the majority of research conducted in CBM have focused on attention (attentional bias modification, ABM). Studies on the clinical efficacy of ABM treatments have reported mixed findings. An overview of the current state of CBM research (particularly ABM) will be provided, and future directions will be discussed.

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