Attention Bias for Angry Faces in Children with Social Phobia

  title={Attention Bias for Angry Faces in Children with Social Phobia},
  author={Allison M. Watersa and Karin Moggb and Brendan P. Bradleyb and Daniel S. Pinec},
  • Allison M. Watersa, Karin Moggb, +1 author Daniel S. Pinec
  • Published 2011
Attention bias towards threatening stimuli is a well-established cognitive correlate of anxiety disorders. In tasks using angry faces, accumulating results link paediatric anxiety to biased attention. Nevertheless, at least in childhood social phobia, there is mixed evidence regarding the direction of this bias as some findings suggest that socially anxious children show increased attention bias towards threat, whereas other evidence suggests they have an increased bias away from threat. The… CONTINUE READING
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