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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology 6/2006

01-12-2006 | Original Paper

Associations Among Selective Attention, Memory Bias, Cognitive Errors and Symptoms of Anxiety in Youth

Auteurs: Sarah E. Watts, Carl F. Weems

Gepubliceerd in: Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology | Uitgave 6/2006

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the linkages among selective attention, memory bias, cognitive errors, and anxiety problems by testing a model of the interrelations among these cognitive variables and childhood anxiety disorder symptoms. A community sample of 81 youth (38 females and 43 males) aged 9–17 years and their parents completed measures of the child’s anxiety disorder symptoms. Youth completed assessments measuring selective attention, memory bias, and cognitive errors. Results indicated that selective attention, memory bias, and cognitive errors were each correlated with childhood anxiety problems and provide support for a cognitive model of anxiety which posits that these three biases are associated with childhood anxiety problems. Only limited support for significant interrelations among selective attention, memory bias, and cognitive errors was found. Finally, results point towards an effective strategy for moving the assessment of selective attention to younger and community samples of youth.
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We use the term “cognitive biases” to refer more generally each of these three types of cognitive biases.
 
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Metagegevens
Titel
Associations Among Selective Attention, Memory Bias, Cognitive Errors and Symptoms of Anxiety in Youth
Auteurs
Sarah E. Watts
Carl F. Weems
Publicatiedatum
01-12-2006
Gepubliceerd in
Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology / Uitgave 6/2006
Print ISSN: 2730-7166
Elektronisch ISSN: 2730-7174
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10802-006-9066-3

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