De Castella, Krista; Goldin, Philippe; Jazaieri, Hooria; Ziv, Michal; Heimberg, Richard; 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]
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