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Journal:   ADVANCES IN COGNITIVE SCIENCE   winter 2019 , Volume 20 , Number 4 #b00520; Page(s) 35 To 45.
 
Paper: 

The Comparison of Emotional Working Memory Capacity in Patients with Social Anxiety Disorder and Normal Subjects

 
 
Author(s):  Adami Zahra*, MAHMOUD ALILOU MAJID, NAZARI MOHAMMAD ALI
 
* department of Psychology, Tabriz University
 
Abstract: 
Introduction: The aim of the present study was to comparing of Emotional Working Memory Capacity in Patients with Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) and Normal Subjects. Method: In this study, 22 client with Social Anxiety Disorder and 21 normal individuals were selected accessibility. The subject completed Social Phobia Inventory (SPIN) and emotional working memory task that researcher has made it. The gathered data is analyzed by SPSS-18 and descriptive statistic index and Multivariate Analysis of Variance (MANOVA). Results: the result showed that there are significant difference in neutral stimulus between two groups SAD and normal subjects which is to great advantage of normal subjects. Also, results showed significant difference in emotional stimulus between two groups SAD and normal subjects that again the normal individual is beneficiary. Conclusion: Anxiety affects severely the function of working memory; so, in persons who are suffer from social anxiety disorder, simultaneously cognitive processing like worry and rumination could be attributed to their deficiency in working memory. It’ s suggested that this cognitive processing diminish working memory sources and negatively influences the function.
 
Keyword(s): Working memory,Social Anxiety Disorder,Neutral stimulus,Emotional stimulus
 
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