J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 2021 Jun 9;71:101616. Epub 2020 Sep 9.
Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology, Centre of Research on Psychology in Somatic Diseases, Tilburg University, Postbus 90153, 5000 LE Tilburg, the Netherlands; Department of Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, PsyQ, Lijnbaan 4, 2512, VA, The Hague, the Netherlands. Electronic address:
Background And Objectives: Lab experiments show that engaging in a working memory task while recalling an aversive memory reduces emotionality and vividness of memories. Studies targeting lab induced negative memory with valenced secondary tasks show promise, but work is needed on autobiographical memories to make it more in line with the original dual tasking research and PTSD treatment in clinical populations. In this study, we address this gap by evaluating differential effectiveness of valenced dual tasks on emotionality and vividness of aversive autobiographical memories. Read More