Emotional working memory and internalizing-related distress : differentiating between verbal and visuospatial processing with event-related potential.

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dc.contributor.advisor Lee, Tayla T. C.
dc.contributor.advisor Simon-Dack, Stephanie L.
dc.contributor.author Grzywana, Joshua R.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-10-21T18:00:43Z
dc.date.available 2020-10-21T18:00:43Z
dc.date.issued 2020-06-18
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/202422
dc.description Access to thesis permanently restricted to Ball State community only. en_US
dc.description.abstract High rates of comorbidity among distress disorders suggests that a bottom-up approach based on common symptoms observed across dimensions is a viable alternative for classification. However, modern dimensional systems have not addressed shared working memory deficits within distress liability, particularly regarding biases towards negatively valenced content in working memory. Research has also not addressed the neurophysiological correlates of negativity biases. The current study found preliminary evidence of a pre-conscious emotional bias in distress psychopathology, suggesting that this failure to inhibit pre-conscious processing of emotional content within working memory leads to a diminished capacity to process emotionality during later stages of conscious awareness. Exhibiting this pattern in both verbal and visuospatial working memory also provides preliminary evidence of a dominant dysfunction of executive functioning. If replicated significantly with a larger sample, this would offer a unique perspective into an interplay between cognitive and emotional mechanisms which influences experiences of distress psychopathology. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Psychological Science
dc.subject.lcsh Short-term memory
dc.subject.lcsh Distress (Psychology)
dc.subject.lcsh Evoked potentials (Electrophysiology)
dc.title Emotional working memory and internalizing-related distress : differentiating between verbal and visuospatial processing with event-related potential. en_US
dc.title.alternative Working memory and internalizing
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.) en_US


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