Do implicit attitudes have a causal impact on anxiety

01 November 2007 → 30 April 2008
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Animal experimental and comparative psychology
    • Applied psychology
    • Clinical and counseling psychology
    • Human experimental psychology
    • Other psychology and cognitive sciences
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
    • Nursing
    • Other paramedical sciences
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
experimental psychopathology implicit attitudes anxiety
Project description

A core problem with all forms of anxiety disorders is the lack of conscious control over behavior and feelings. In cognitive psychology, such problematic behavior is most often attributed to automatic processes and cognitions. The stay of Dr. Jorg Huijding fits within the research on the causal role of implicit attitudes in anxiety disorders.