Scrambled Sentences Task

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Scrambled Sentences Task

The Scrambled Sentences Task measuring negative or positive cognitive bias as originally developed by Hedlund & Rude (1995).
Duration: 12 minutes
(Requires Inquisit Lab)
(Run with Inquisit Web)
Last Updated
Mar 13, 2024, 4:13PM


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Hedlund, S., & Rude, S. S. (1995). Evidence of latent depressive schemas in formerly depressed individuals. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 104, 517–525.

Wenzlaff, R. M., & Bates, D. E. (1998). Unmasking a cognitive vulnerability to depression: How lapses in mental control reveal depressive thinking. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 75, 1559–1571

Everaert, J., Duyck, W., & Koster, E. H. W. (2014). Attention, interpretation, and memory biases in subclinical depression: A proof-of-principle test of the combined cognitive biases hypothesis. Emotion, 14(2), 331–340

Sanchez, A. et al (2015). Life is . . . great! Emotional attention during instructed and uninstructed ambiguity resolution in relation to depressive symptoms. Biological Psychology, 109 (2015), 67–72.