Author(s): Nugent K, Mineka S
Two experiments were conducted assessing the presence of explicit and implicit memory biases for threatening material in high and low trait anxious college students. No implicit memory bias for threat words was found in either experiment. Futher, an explicit free recall bias for threat words in anxious subjects was found in Experiment 1, but was not replicated in Experiment 2. The inconsistent research literature on memory biases in anxious individuals is discussed and directions for future research are highlighted.