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A systematic review of the literature on interpretation bias and its physiological correlates

Collins, A, Scott, RB, Hirsch, CR, Ottaviani, C, Krahé, C and Meeten, F (2022) A systematic review of the literature on interpretation bias and its physiological correlates. Biological Psychology, 173. p. 108398. ISSN 0301-0511

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An important, yet under-explored area of interpretation bias research concerns the examination of potential physiological correlates and sequalae of this bias. Developing a better understanding of the physiological processes that underpin interpretation biases will extend current theoretical frameworks underlying interpretation bias, as well as optimise the efficacy of cognitive bias modification for interpretation (CBM-I) interventions aimed at improving symptoms of emotional disorders. To this end, systematic searches were conducted across the Web of Science, PsycInfo and Pubmed databases to identify physiological markers of interpretation bias. In addition, grey literature database searches were conducted to compliment peer-reviewed research and to counter publication bias. From a combined initial total of 898 records, 15 studies were included in qualitative synthesis (one of which was obtained from the grey literature). Eligible studies were assessed using a quality assessment tool adapted from the Quality Checklist for Healthcare Intervention Studies. The searches revealed seven psychophysiological correlates of interpretation bias, namely event-related potentials, heart rate and heart rate variability, respiratory sinus arrythmia, skin conductance response, pupillometry, and electromyography. The respective theoretical and practical implications of the research are discussed, followed by recommendations for future research.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Experimental Psychology; 1109 Neurosciences; 1701 Psychology; 1702 Cognitive Sciences
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Psychology (from Sep 2019)
Publisher: Elsevier BV
SWORD Depositor: A Symplectic
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2022 09:20
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2023 00:50
DOI or ID number: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2022.108398
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/17481
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