Does visual scanpath reflect self-focused and other-focused attention, a
maintenance factor of social anxiety?
Social anxiety disorder has two critical attentional processes,
self-focused attention (SFA) and other-focused attention (OFA). These
biases are caused by two psychological aspects: Strategies known as
positive metacognitive beliefs and negative metacognitive beliefs. A
method in which the occurrence of OFA is predicted by eye movement has
been proposed. However, few studies have investigated the relationship
between SFA and changes of eye movement. The relationship between the
degree of SFA and OFA during speech and eye movements was investigated
in this study, based on the psychosomatic relationship in which eye
movements reflect psychological changes.