Title
Is the relationship between frontal EEG alpha asymmetry and depression mediated by implicit or explicit self-esteem? Is the relationship between frontal EEG alpha asymmetry and depression mediated by implicit or explicit self-esteem?
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Amsterdam ,
Subject
Psychology
Biology
Human medicine
Source (journal)
Biological psychology. - Amsterdam
Volume/pages
77(2008) :1 , p. 89-92
ISSN
0301-0511
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Abstract
A robust physiological finding is a higher relative left sided activity in the prefrontal cortex during the experience of positive approach related emotions and a higher relative right sided activity during the experience of negative withdrawal related emotions. Since self-esteem can be conceptualized within a framework of approach/withdrawal tendencies, the present study aimed at investigating if the relation between frontal EEG alpha asymmetry and depressive symptoms is mediated by implicit or explicit self-esteem. Self-esteem was measured by questionnaires (explicit) and in an indirect way (implicit). The mediation analyses showed that only explicit self-esteem acted as a partial mediator in the path from EEG alpha asymmetry to depression.
E-info
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/iruaauth/d1c448/d560f32001f.pdf