Task Feedback Effects on Conflict Monitoring and Executive Control: Relationship to Subclinical Measures of Depression
Holmes, Avram J.
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CitationHolmes, Avram J., and Diego A. Pizzagalli. 2007. Task feedback effects on conflict monitoring and executive control: Relationship to subclinical measures of depression. Emotion 7, no. 1: 68-76.
AbstractEmerging evidence suggests that depression is associated with executive dysfunction, particularly after committing errors or receiving negative performance feedback. To test this hypothesis, 57 participants performed two executive tasks known to elicit errors (the Simon and Stroop Tasks) during positive or negative performance feedback. Participants with elevated depressive symptoms (Beck Depression Inventory scores >= 13) were characterized by impaired posterror and postconflict performance adjustments, especially during emotionally negative task-related feedback. Additionally, for both tasks, depressive symptoms were inversely related to postconflict reaction time adjustments following negative, but not positive, feedback. These findings suggest that subclinical depression is associated with impairments in behavioral adjustments after internal (perceived failure) and external feedback about deficient task performance.
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