The three socio-emotional tasks. (a) Looming harsh faces (Faces); (b) Social criticism (Criticism); (c) Negative self-beliefs (Beliefs). Each task was composed of ‘React’ and ‘Reappraise’ trials, which consisted of: (1) a 1.5-s ‘Cue’; (2) a socio-emotional stimulus (a looming harsh face/ a video-clip of an actor delivering social criticism/ an autobiographical sentence + negative self-beliefs); and (3) a negative emotion rating scale. Participants were instructed to either react normally to the stimuli without any attempt to control, modify, or regulate their reactions (‘React’), or to try and down regulate negative emotion reactions by actively reinterpreting the meaning of the emotion inducing stimulus (‘Reappraise’).
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