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Childhood anxiety and attention to emotion faces in a modified stroop task

Hadwin, J.A. and Donnelly, N. and Richards, Anne and French, C.C. and Patel, U. (2009) Childhood anxiety and attention to emotion faces in a modified stroop task. British Journal of Developmental Psychology 27 (2), pp. 487-494. ISSN 0261-510x.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1348/026151008X315503

Abstract

This study used an emotional face stroop task to investigate the effects of self-report trait anxiety, social concern (SC), and chronological age (CA) on reaction time to match coloured outlines of angry, happy, and neutral faces (and control faces with scrambled features) with coloured buttons in a community sample of 74 children aged 6 -12 years. The results showed an interference of colour matching for angry (relative to neutral) faces in children with elevated SC. The same effect was not found for happy or control faces. In addition, the results suggest that selective attention to angry faces in children with social concern (SC) was not significantly moderated by age.

Item Type: Article
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Science > Psychological Sciences
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2010 13:48
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:19
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/2539

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