Ruth Cooper

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Ruth Cooper

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Acutely induced anxiety increases negative interpretations of events in a closed-circuit television monitoring task

Journal Article
Cooper, R. M., Howard, C. J., Attwood, A. S., Stirland, R., Rostant, V., Renton, L. E., …Munafò, M. R. (2013)
Acutely induced anxiety increases negative interpretations of events in a closed-circuit television monitoring task. Cognition and Emotion, 27, 273-282. https://doi.org/10.1080/02699931.2012.704352
In two experiments we measured the effects of 7.5% CO₂ inhalation on the interpretation of video footage recorded on closed circuit television (CCTV). As predicted, inhalation...

Effects of acute alcohol consumption on the perception of eye gaze direction

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Penton-Voak, I. S., Cooper, R. M., Roberts, R. E., Attwood, A. S., & Munafò, M. R. (2012)
Effects of acute alcohol consumption on the perception of eye gaze direction. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 26, 254-261. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269881110385599
Alcohol consumption is associated with increases in aggressive behaviour, but the mechanisms underlying this relationship are poorly understood. One mechanism by which alcohol...

Effects of 7.5% CO2 inhalation on allocation of spatial attention to facial cues of emotional expression

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Cooper, R. M., Bailey, J. E., Diaper, A., Stirland, R., Renton, L. E., Benton, C. P., …Munafò, M. R. (2011)
Effects of 7.5% CO2 inhalation on allocation of spatial attention to facial cues of emotional expression. Cognition and Emotion, 25, 626-638. https://doi.org/10.1080/02699931.2010.508887
Increased vigilance to threat-related stimuli is thought to be a core cognitive feature of anxiety. We sought to investigate the cognitive impact of experimentally induced anx...

Depressive symptons in early pregnancy disrupt attentional processing of infant emotion

Journal Article
Pearson, R. M., Cooper, R. M., Penton-Voak, I. S., Lightman, S., & Evans, J. (2010)
Depressive symptons in early pregnancy disrupt attentional processing of infant emotion. Psychological Medicine, 40, 621-631. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0033291709990961
BACKGROUND: Growing evidence suggests that perinatal depression is associated with disrupted mother-infant interactions and poor infant outcomes. Antenatal depression may play...

The role of trait anxiety in the recognition of emotional facial expressions

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Cooper, R. M., Rowe, A. C., & Penton-Voak, I. S. (2008)
The role of trait anxiety in the recognition of emotional facial expressions. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 22, 1120-1127. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.janxdis.2007.11.010
Previous work has suggested that elevated levels of trait anxiety are associated with an increased ability to accurately recognize the facial expression of fear. However, to d...