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dc.contributorVirginia Techen
dc.contributor.authorBenoit, K. E.en
dc.contributor.authorMcNally, R. J.en
dc.contributor.authorRapee, R. M.en
dc.contributor.authorGamble, A. L.en
dc.contributor.authorWiseman, A. L.en
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-21T15:49:35Zen
dc.date.available2014-07-21T15:49:35Zen
dc.date.issued2007-11en
dc.identifier.citationKristy E. Benoit, Richard J. McNally, Ronald M. Rapee, Amanda L. Gamble and Amy L. Wiseman (2007). Processing of Emotional Faces in Children and Adolescents With Anxiety Disorders. Behaviour Change, 24, pp. 183-194 doi:10.1375/bech.24.4.183en
dc.identifier.issn0813-4839en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/49621en
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to test whether children and adolescents with anxiety disorders exhibit selective processing of threatening facial expressions in a pictorial version of the emotional Stroop paradigm. Participants named the colours of filters covering images of adults and children displaying either a neutral facial expression or one displaying the emotions of anger, disgust, or happiness. A delay in naming the colour of a filter implies attentional capture by the facial expression. Anxious participants, relative to control participants, exhibited slower colour naming overall, implying greater proneness to distraction by social cues. Children exhibited longer colour-naming latencies as compared to adolescents, perhaps because young children have a limited ability to inhibit attention to distracting stimuli. Adult faces were associated with slower colour naming than were child faces, irrespective of facial expressions in both groups, possibly because adults provide especially salient cues for children and adolescents. Inconsistent with prediction, participants with anxiety disorders were not slower than healthy controls at naming the colours of filters covering threatening expressions (i.e., anger and disgust) relative to filters covering faces depicting happy or neutral expressions.en
dc.description.sponsorshipHarvard College Research Programen
dc.description.sponsorshipAustralian Rotary Health Research Funden
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
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dc.subjectposttraumatic-stress-disorderen
dc.subjectgeneralized-anxietyen
dc.subjectstroop tasken
dc.subjectselective attentionen
dc.subjectfacial expressionsen
dc.subjectcognitive biasen
dc.subjectintegral biasen
dc.subjectangry facesen
dc.subjectthreaten
dc.subjectpsychopathologyen
dc.subjectpsychology, clinicalen
dc.titleProcessing of emotional faces in children and adolescents with anxiety disordersen
dc.typeArticle - Refereeden
dc.rights.holderCambridge University Pressen
dc.contributor.departmentPsychologyen
dc.identifier.urlhttp://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=8496509&fileId=S0813483900002072en
dc.date.accessed2014-07-15en
dc.title.serialBehaviour Changeen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1375/bech.24.4.183en


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