The utilisation of working memory by worry

Rapee R.M. (1993) The utilisation of working memory by worry. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 31 6: 617-620. doi:10.1016/0005-7967(93)90114-A

Author Rapee R.M.
Title The utilisation of working memory by worry
Journal name Behaviour Research and Therapy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0005-7967
Publication date 1993-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0005-7967(93)90114-A
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 31
Issue 6
Start page 617
End page 620
Total pages 4
Subject 2738 Psychiatry and Mental health
3203 Clinical Psychology
Abstract Sixty-eight undergraduate students were randomly allocated to one of four task conditions and required to worry about a topic of importance to them while simultaneously performing the task to which they had been allocated. The tasks differed in their ability to interfere with worrying. Generation of random letters was the only task to interfere significantly with the ability to worry. There was a nonsignificant tendency for articulatory suppression to produce some interference with worrying while visuo-spatial tasks did not affect the ability to worry. There was no difference in results between self-reported worriers and non-worriers. The results seem to indicate that worry primarily utilises the phonological aspect of the central executive of working memory.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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