Acute anxiety and social inference: An experimental manipulation with 7.5% carbon dioxide inhalation



This study investigated the effects of state anxiety, induced via 7.5% CO2 inhalation, on learning social evaluation. Healthy volunteers (n = 48; 50% female) undertook two inhalations (medical air and 7.5% CO2, counterbalanced) whilst learning social rules (self-liked, self-disliked, other-liked, and other-disliked) in an instrumental social evaluation learning task.
Date made available12 May 2016
PublisherUniversity of Bristol

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