The Effect of Cognitive Bias Modification on Cardiac Vagal Tone Response to a Stressor

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Title:
The Effect of Cognitive Bias Modification on Cardiac Vagal Tone Response to a Stressor
Author:
Hofmann, Kaitlyn Ann
Issue Date:
2014
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This study examined the effect of Cognitive Bias Modification (CBM) in college students with elevated anxiety. Participants completed a CBM training task, designed to measure and manipulate attentional biases, and were then subjected to an insoluble anagram stressor. Electrocardiogram (EKG) data was recorded first before training and then following the stressor; respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA), an indicator of vagal tone, was extracted from the EKG data. With a sample size of 40 participants, no between-groups difference was found in mood state or RSA; however a correlation was found between RSA and the positive component of affect (R=0.336).
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Neuroscience/Cognitive Science
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleThe Effect of Cognitive Bias Modification on Cardiac Vagal Tone Response to a Stressoren_US
dc.creatorHofmann, Kaitlyn Annen
dc.contributor.authorHofmann, Kaitlyn Annen
dc.date.issued2014en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractThis study examined the effect of Cognitive Bias Modification (CBM) in college students with elevated anxiety. Participants completed a CBM training task, designed to measure and manipulate attentional biases, and were then subjected to an insoluble anagram stressor. Electrocardiogram (EKG) data was recorded first before training and then following the stressor; respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA), an indicator of vagal tone, was extracted from the EKG data. With a sample size of 40 participants, no between-groups difference was found in mood state or RSA; however a correlation was found between RSA and the positive component of affect (R=0.336).en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
thesis.degree.nameB.S.en
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineNeuroscience/Cognitive Scienceen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
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