Characterising negative mental imagery in adolescent social anxiety

Chiu, Kenny ORCID:, Clark, David M. and Leigh, Eleanor (2022) Characterising negative mental imagery in adolescent social anxiety. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 46 (5). 956–966. ISSN 0147-5916

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Understanding the role of self-imagery in the development of social anxiety in adolescence holds promise for improving intervention. Cross-sectional studies indicate that imagery characteristics are associated with social anxiety symptoms, however, prospective studies are lacking. The current study examined concurrent and prospective associations between two image characteristics, namely observer-perspective and vividness, with social anxiety symptoms in a community adolescent sample (N = 616; 53% girls; aged 11–15 years). In addition, we examined common themes in the negative social anxiety-related images.

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Additional Information: Funding: Kenny Chiu was funded by the King’s College London-Hong Kong scholarship. David M. Clark is funded by the Wellcome Trust (WT069777) and NIHR (NF-SI-0512-10132). Eleanor Leigh was funded by a Wellcome Trust clinical research training fellowship (102176/Z/13/Z).
Uncontrolled Keywords: adolescent,prospective,social anxiety,negative self-imagery,observer-perspective,vividness,experimental and cognitive psychology,clinical psychology,sdg 3 - good health and well-being ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3200/3205
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
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Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2022 14:31
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2022 18:35
DOI: 10.1007/s10608-022-10316-x


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