Dissociable effects of mood-anxiety and compulsive symptom dimensions on motivational biases in decision-making
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SourceBiological Psychiatry, 87, 9, (2020), pp. S382-S383
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PI Group Intention and Action
PI Group Motivational & Cognitive Control
Subject111 000 Intention & Action; 170 000 Motivational & Cognitive Control; Action, intention, and motor control
Motivation shape our behaviour in a seemingly automatic fashion. Rewards tend to trigger behavioural activation, whereas punishment prompts response inhibition. Such motivational biases appear to embody what is globally adaptive responding in our environment, where getting a reward usually requires taking action. Still, their automatic execution can result in maladaptive behaviour when bias-incongruent responses are required, and adaptive suppression fails. As changes in motivational processes represent a core feature of many psychiatric disorders, our goal was to examine the clinical relevance of these biases.
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