Cognitive processing and anxiety in typically developing children: evidence for an interpretation bias


Hadwin, Julie, Frost, Susie, French, Christopher and Richards, Anne (1997) Cognitive processing and anxiety in typically developing children: evidence for an interpretation bias. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 106, (3), 486-490.

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In this study the authors examined whether increases in children's levels of self-reported trait anxiety would be related to their interpretation of ambiguous stimuli. By using the Revised Children's Manifest Anxiety Scale (C. R. Reynolds & B. O. Richmond, 1985), the authors obtained measurements of anxiety for 40 children ages 7 and 9 years. Interpretation of ambiguous stimuli was measured by using a pictorial homophone task, where homophones could be interpreted as either threatening or neutral. Results showed that children's interpretations of homophones was significantly predicted by level of anxiety. Increases in levels of trait anxiety were positively associated with threatening interpretations of homophones.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0021-843X (print)
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Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Psychology > Division of Clinical Neuroscience
ePrint ID: 18365
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2006
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:08
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/18365

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