Publication
Title
Is the relationship between frontal EEG alpha asymmetry and depression mediated by implicit or explicit self-esteem?
Author
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.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Biological psychology. - Amsterdam
Publication
Amsterdam : 2008
ISSN
0301-0511
Volume/pages
77:1(2008), p. 89-92
ISI
000252766400013
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
Full text (publisher's version - intranet only)
UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Publication type
Subject
External links
Web of Science
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Identification
Creation 08.12.2011
Last edited 14.07.2017