Project

Goal-driven salience intensification

Duration
01 October 2008 → 30 September 2014
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
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
Keywords
attentional bias goal-driven salience intensification
 
Project description

This research project aims at testing the hypotheses that (a) goal-relevant stimulus dimensions become perceptually salient (i.e., goal-driven salience intestification), (b) threat-related attentional biases are caused by goal-driven salience intesnsification of elemental stimulus dimensions, and © cognitive-experimental procedures designed to modify goal-driven salience intensificaiton have therapeutic value.