A Mathews

Summary

Affiliation: University of Cambridge
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi Individual differences in the modulation of fear-related brain activation by attentional control
    Andrew Mathews
    MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, UK
    J Cogn Neurosci 16:1683-94. 2004
  2. ncbi On the malleability of emotional encoding
    Andrew Mathews
    MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit MRC CBU, 15 Chaucer Road, Cambridge CB2 2EF, UK
    Behav Res Ther 42:1019-36. 2004
  3. ncbi Predicting worry following a diagnosis of breast cancer
    A Mathews
    MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, 15 Chaucer Road, Cambridge CB2 2EF, UK
    Psychooncology 11:415-8. 2002
  4. ncbi Take a closer look: emotion modifies the boundary extension effect
    Andrew Mathews
    MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, England
    Emotion 4:36-45. 2004
  5. ncbi Cognitive vulnerability to emotional disorders
    Andrew Mathews
    Medical Research Council, Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Annu Rev Clin Psychol 1:167-95. 2005
  6. ncbi Inducing a benign interpretational bias reduces trait anxiety
    Andrew Mathews
    Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, 15, Chaucer Road, Cambridge, UK
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 38:225-36. 2007
  7. ncbi Bigger than a breadbox? Attention to distractors may not enhance negative priming
    Bundy Mackintosh
    Department of Psychology, Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
    J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform 28:1323-9. 2002
  8. ncbi Induced biases in emotional interpretation influence stress vulnerability and endure despite changes in context
    Bundy Mackintosh
    Open University and MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Behav Ther 37:209-22. 2006
  9. ncbi Anxiety and attention to threatening pictures
    J Yiend
    MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, UK
    Q J Exp Psychol A 54:665-81. 2001
  10. ncbi Selective processing of concern-related information in depression
    J D Nunn
    MRC Applied Psychology Unit, Cambridge, UK
    Br J Clin Psychol 36:489-503. 1997

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  1. ncbi Individual differences in the modulation of fear-related brain activation by attentional control
    Andrew Mathews
    MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, UK
    J Cogn Neurosci 16:1683-94. 2004
    ..More critically, both differential activation and its modulation by attentional control are related to individual variations in emotional vulnerability, in a manner that conforms to predictions derived from existing theoretical accounts...
  2. ncbi On the malleability of emotional encoding
    Andrew Mathews
    MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit MRC CBU, 15 Chaucer Road, Cambridge CB2 2EF, UK
    Behav Res Ther 42:1019-36. 2004
    ....
  3. ncbi Predicting worry following a diagnosis of breast cancer
    A Mathews
    MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, 15 Chaucer Road, Cambridge CB2 2EF, UK
    Psychooncology 11:415-8. 2002
    ..In practice, therefore, clinicians may use factors such as disease severity to anticipate likely distress. In this study we evaluated alternative predictors based on simple ratings that we had found useful with other patient groups...
  4. ncbi Take a closer look: emotion modifies the boundary extension effect
    Andrew Mathews
    MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, England
    Emotion 4:36-45. 2004
    ..These findings are taken to be support for the view that attending to central aspects of emotionally arousing scenes can restrict the usual extended impression of surrounding space...
  5. ncbi Cognitive vulnerability to emotional disorders
    Andrew Mathews
    Medical Research Council, Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Annu Rev Clin Psychol 1:167-95. 2005
    ..Beyond merely demonstrating the existence of biased processing, research is thus beginning to explore the cognitive causes of emotional vulnerability, and their modification...
  6. ncbi Inducing a benign interpretational bias reduces trait anxiety
    Andrew Mathews
    Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, 15, Chaucer Road, Cambridge, UK
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 38:225-36. 2007
    ..These results confirm earlier findings that modifying interpretation biases produces congruent changes in emotional vulnerability, and suggest a possible role for similar training methods in controlling pathological anxiety...
  7. ncbi Bigger than a breadbox? Attention to distractors may not enhance negative priming
    Bundy Mackintosh
    Department of Psychology, Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
    J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform 28:1323-9. 2002
    ....
  8. ncbi Induced biases in emotional interpretation influence stress vulnerability and endure despite changes in context
    Bundy Mackintosh
    Open University and MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Behav Ther 37:209-22. 2006
    ....
  9. ncbi Anxiety and attention to threatening pictures
    J Yiend
    MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, UK
    Q J Exp Psychol A 54:665-81. 2001
    ..We conclude that attentional bias involves both a specific difficulty in disengaging attention from the location of any threat and a more general interference effect that is related to threat level...
  10. ncbi Selective processing of concern-related information in depression
    J D Nunn
    MRC Applied Psychology Unit, Cambridge, UK
    Br J Clin Psychol 36:489-503. 1997
    ....
  11. ncbi Anxiety and cognitive inhibition
    J Wood
    Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Medical Research Council, Cambridge, England
    Emotion 1:166-81. 2001
    ..Thus anxiety proneness is associated with a general deficit of inhibitory processing, but this may be revealed only under conditions that limit the availability of controlled processing resources...
  12. ncbi Positive interpretation training: effects of mental imagery versus verbal training on positive mood
    Emily A Holmes
    MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, UK
    Behav Ther 37:237-47. 2006
    ..This study also provides the first test of a standardized intervention using an "interpretive bias training" paradigm to improve positive mood...
  13. ncbi Mental imagery and emotion: a special relationship?
    Emily A Holmes
    Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Emotion 5:489-97. 2005
    ..Results support the hypothesis of a special link between imagery and anxiety but leave open the question of whether this also applies to other emotions...
  14. ncbi Enduring consequences of experimentally induced biases in interpretation
    Jenny Yiend
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, Warneford Hospital, UK
    Behav Res Ther 43:779-97. 2005
    ..The findings encourage us to believe that induced biases may serve as a useful analogue to those observed clinically...
  15. ncbi The causal effect of mental imagery on emotion assessed using picture-word cues
    Emily A Holmes
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    Emotion 8:395-409. 2008
    ....
  16. ncbi Rapid acquisition of emotional information and attentional bias in anxious children
    Eamon P Fulcher
    School of Psychology, University of the West of England, Bristol, BS16 1QY, UK
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 39:321-39. 2008
    ..These results indicate that associations between learning, attention and emotional information can be influenced by separation anxiety and maternal anxiety...
  17. pmc Anxiety and sensitivity to gaze direction in emotionally expressive faces
    Elaine Fox
    Department of Psychology, University of Essex, Colchester, Essex, England
    Emotion 7:478-86. 2007
    ..Thus, in anxiety-prone people attention is more likely to be held by an expression of anger, whereas attention is guided more potently by fearful facial expressions...
  18. ncbi Facilitating a benign interpretation bias in a high socially anxious population
    Rebecca Murphy
    Department of Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK
    Behav Res Ther 45:1517-29. 2007
    ..Possible implications of the findings for therapeutic interventions in social phobia are discussed...
  19. ncbi Inducing an interpretation bias changes self-imagery: a preliminary investigation
    Colette R Hirsch
    Department of Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry, De Crespigny Park, London SE5 8AF, UK
    Behav Res Ther 45:2173-81. 2007
    ..We suggest that this finding is consistent with the hypothesis that inferential biases and content of self-images can interact with each other and may together serve to maintain social anxiety...
  20. ncbi Towards an experimental cognitive science of CBT
    Andrew Mathews
    University of California, Davis, USA
    Behav Ther 37:314-8. 2006
    ..Beyond providing evidence for the causal role of selective cognitive processes, this approach offers a potentially powerful method for investigating and developing new therapeutic tools...
  21. ncbi Interpretation biases in social anxiety: response generation, response selection, and self-appraisals
    Jonathan D Huppert
    Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3535 Market St, Suite 600N, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Behav Res Ther 45:1505-15. 2007
    ..Results are discussed in terms of a multi-stage processing model of interpretation biases...
  22. ncbi Imagery and interpretations in social phobia: support for the combined cognitive biases hypothesis
    Colette R Hirsch
    Institute of Psychiatry, King s College, University of London, De Crespigny Park, UK
    Behav Ther 37:223-36. 2006
    ..Clinical implications and the potential utility of examining the combined influence of other cognitive biases are highlighted...
  23. ncbi Suppression of attentional bias in PTSD
    Joseph I Constans
    Mental Health Service, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Department of Psychiatry and Neurology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112 1262, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 113:315-23. 2004
    ..Potential theoretical explanations of the findings are discussed...
  24. ncbi Rumination and attention in major depression
    Catherine Donaldson
    Department of Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, De Crespigny Park, Denmark Hill, London SE5 8AF, UK
    Behav Res Ther 45:2664-78. 2007
    ..Overall, the results showed that depression is associated with a strategic attentional bias towards negative information and that this bias is stronger in individuals who habitually ruminate...
  25. ncbi Self-images play a causal role in social phobia
    Colette R Hirsch
    Department of Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry, De Crespigny Park, London SE5 8AF, UK
    Behav Res Ther 41:909-21. 2003
    ..Taken together, these results support the hypothesis that negative self-imagery has a causal role in maintaining social phobia...
  26. ncbi The causal role of interpretive bias in anxiety reactivity
    Edward J Wilson
    Department of Psychology, University of Western Australia, Nedlands, Australia
    J Abnorm Psychol 115:103-11. 2006
    ..The finding that the manipulation of interpretive bias modified emotional reactivity supports the hypothesis that interpretive bias can indeed play a causal role in anxiety vulnerability...
  27. ncbi The causal role of negative imagery in social anxiety: a test in confident public speakers
    Colette R Hirsch
    Institute of Psychiatry, De Crespigny Park, London SE5 8NX, UK
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 37:159-70. 2006
    ..Given that participants do not currently have anxiety problems, the findings are consistent with the idea that negative self-imagery has a causal role in the development and maintenance of social anxiety...
  28. ncbi Restriction of working memory capacity during worry
    Sarra Hayes
    Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, London, UK
    J Abnorm Psychol 117:712-7. 2008
    ..These findings suggest that high worriers have less residual working memory capacity when worrying than when thinking about other topics and, thus, have fewer attentional resources available to redirect their thoughts away from worry...