Temperament Differences in Fear Reactivity in Infancy: Frontal EEG Asymmetry and Recognition Memory

dc.contributor.authorDiaz, Anjoliien
dc.contributor.committeechairBell, Martha Annen
dc.contributor.committeememberOllendick, Thomas H.en
dc.contributor.committeememberDunsmore, Julie C.en
dc.contributor.committeememberSmith, Cynthia L.en
dc.contributor.departmentPsychologyen
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-04T19:51:03Zen
dc.date.adate2009-06-04en
dc.date.available2017-04-04T19:51:03Zen
dc.date.issued2009-05-05en
dc.date.rdate2016-09-27en
dc.date.sdate2009-05-13en
dc.description.abstractFindings that relate cognition and negative affect are not very consistent. However, according to Lazarus (1982) cognitive processes are key to the development and expression of emotions. This study examined the relations between temperament fear reactivity and visual recognition memory at ten months of age. Both behavioral and physiological measurements of fear reactivity and recognition memory were examined in order to further the understanding of temperamental fear in infancy, the relationship temperamental fear reactivity holds with visual recognition memory, and the development of prefrontal and medial temporal areas in the brain. Though both social and non-social fear tasks were examined, only infants who were fearful during stranger approach demonstrated greater novelty preference during the visual paired comparison task. Reactively fearful infants also demonstrated greater left frontal activation during familiarization and recognition memory indicative of better feature discrimination.en
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
dc.identifier.otheretd-05132009-123708en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05132009-123708/en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/77024en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectTemperamenten
dc.subjectPhysiologyen
dc.subjectRecognition Memoryen
dc.subjectDevelopmenten
dc.titleTemperament Differences in Fear Reactivity in Infancy: Frontal EEG Asymmetry and Recognition Memoryen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen

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