Anxiety-related stroop interference in adolescents

Citation
A. Richards et al., Anxiety-related stroop interference in adolescents, J GEN PSYCH, 127(3), 2000, pp. 327-333
Citations number
24
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Psycology
Journal title
JOURNAL OF GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
ISSN journal
0022-1309 → ACNP
Volume
127
Issue
3
Year of publication
2000
Pages
327 - 333
Database
ISI
SICI code
0022-1309(200007)127:3<327:ASIIA>2.0.ZU;2-8
Abstract
A group of 16- to 18-year-old students was presented with threat-related an d neutral Stroop stimuli on separate cards. Participants were assigned to a nxiety groups on the basis of their scores on the Beck Anxiety Inventory (B AI: A. T. Beck & R. A. Steer, 1990). It was found, as predicted, that the h igh-anxiety group took significantly longer to identify the color of the th reat-related word than the neutral words, whereas there was no difference f or the low-anxiety group. There was a significant linear relationship betwe en interference on the task and BAI scores, showing that as anxiety increas es there is a corresponding increase in interference produced by the threat -related stimuli when compared with the neutral stimuli. This study demonst rates an anxiety-related Stroop interference effect for adolescents consist ent with that reported in the adult literature.