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Emotion beliefs in social anxiety disorder: associations with stress, anxiety, and well-being

De Castella, Krista; Goldin, Philippe; Jazaieri, Hooria; Ziv, Michal; Heimberg, Richard G.; Gross, James J.


Dysfunctional beliefs play an important role in the aetiology and maintenance of social anxiety disorder (SAD). Despite this—and the heightened salience of emotion in SAD—little is known about SAD patients' beliefs about whether emotions can be influenced or changed. The current study examined these emotion beliefs in patients with SAD and in non-clinical participants. Overall, patients were more likely to hold entity beliefs (i.e., viewing emotions as things that cannot be changed). However,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014-03-27
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Psychology
DOI: 10.1111/ajpy.12053


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