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Development of Cognitive Bias Modification (CBM) Tools to Promote Adjustment During Reintegration Following Deployment

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Technical Report,15 Oct 2015,14 Oct 2016

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Tel Aviv University Israel Tel Aviv Israel

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The overarching goal of the grant is to develop valid and reliable computerized tools to measure and modify anger-related cognitive biases and ultimately to examine their efficiency in reducing anger and adjustment difficulties among soldiers. The first aim of the research, addressed in Study 1, was to measure the associations between state and trait anger and biases in anger-related attention and interpretation. This aim was addressed in the completion of study 1, and the publication of a scientific report describing its findings. Study 6 of the grant has been performed - 80 participants with high trait anger scores have participated in the study at TAU. A mirror study via collaboration with Bristol University using the same protocol as the one used at TAU, was completed during the past year, thus contributing to enhance and increase generalization of the findings. The Bristol study reported in the previous annual report is not related to the current funding. During the past year data from the two samples has been analyzed and a scientific report describing the findings is in final stages of preparation before submission for publication. Also, during the past year the data collection for Study 5 of the grant has been completed. Cognitive and behavioral data from this study have been analyzed and presented in the recent MOMRP conference, and physiological SCR data are in the last stages of analyses.

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  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Psychology

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