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

Hadwin, J. and Frost, S. and French, C.C. and Richards, A. (1996) Cognitive processing and trait anxiety in typically developing children: Evidence for an interpretation bias. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 106 (3). pp. 486-490. ISSN 0021-843X . (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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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.

Item Type: Article
Additional information: Document Type: Proceedings Paper Conference Information: British-Psychological-Society Developmental Conference Oxford, England, Sep, 1996 Brit Psychol Soc
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: M.A. Ziai
Date Deposited: 03 May 2009 15:41
Last Modified: 03 May 2009 15:41
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/18089 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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