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    Cognitive processing and anxiety in mainstream children: trait anxiety and interpretation bias

    Hadwin, J. and Frost, S. and French, C.C. and Richards, Anne (1997) Cognitive processing and anxiety in mainstream children: trait anxiety and interpretation bias. Journal of Abnormal Psychology 106 (3), pp. 486-490. ISSN 0021-843X.

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    Abstract

    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.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2020 15:07
    Last Modified: 04 Feb 2020 15:07
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/30797

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