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Forced choice reaction time paradigm in children with separation anxiety disorder, social phobia, and nonanxious controls

In-Albon, Tina and Dubi, Kathrin and Rapee, Ronald M. and Schneider, Silvia. (2009) Forced choice reaction time paradigm in children with separation anxiety disorder, social phobia, and nonanxious controls. Behaviour research and therapy, 47 (12). pp. 1058-1065.

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Abstract

Cognitive distortions refer to cognitive processes that are biased and therefore yield dysfunctional and maladaptive products (e.g., interpretation bias). Automatic aspects of information processing need to be considered and investigating these aspects requires forms of assessment other than self-report. Studies focussing on the specificity of cognitive biases across different types of anxiety disorders in childhood are rare. Thus, a forced choice reaction time paradigm with picture stimuli was used to assess the interpretation bias in anxious children online. The study investigated disorder-specific interpretation bias in 71 children with separation anxiety disorder (SAD), 31 children with social phobia, and 42 children without mental disorders, aged 5-13 years. Results indicated that children with SAD rated ambiguous separation pictures as significantly more unpleasant and more arousing than nonanxious children. However, no support was found that children with SAD and social phobia interpret ambiguous separation or social pictures in a more negative way than nonanxious children. Furthermore, no group differences were found in reaction times to all picture categories.
Faculties and Departments:07 Faculty of Psychology > Departement Psychologie > Ehemalige Einheiten Psychologie > Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (Schneider)
UniBasel Contributors:In-Albon Wampfler, Tina
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:Pergamon Press
ISSN:0005-7967
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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