The goal of this study was to examine the effects of Cognitive Bias Modification training for Interpretation (CBM-I) in socially anxious adolescents with Mild Intellectual Disabilities (MID). A total of 69 socially anxious adolescents with MID were randomly assigned to either a positive or a neutral control-CMB-I-training. Training included five sessions in a 3-week period, and each session consisted of 40 training items. Adolescents in the positive training group showed a significant reduction in negative interpretation bias on the two interpretation bias tasks after training compared to adolescents in the control-training group. Furthermore, in contrast to the control-training group, adolescents in the positive training reported a significant reduction of their social anxiety symptoms 10 weeks post-training.
- Cognitive bias modification
- Interpretation bias
- Social anxiety
- Mild intellectual disability
Klein, A. M., Salemink, E., de Hullu, E., Houtkamp, E., Papa, M., & van der Molen, M. (2018). Cognitive Bias Modification Reduces Social Anxiety Symptoms in Socially Anxious Adolescents with Mild Intellectual Disabilities: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 48(9), 3116-3126. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-018-3579-9