Children's affect expression and frontal EEG asymmetry: transactional associations with mothers' depressive symptoms.

@article{Forbes2008ChildrensAE,
  title={Children's affect expression and frontal EEG asymmetry: transactional associations with mothers' depressive symptoms.},
  author={Erika E. Forbes and Daniel S. Shaw and Jennifer S. Silk and Xin Feng and Jeffrey F. Cohn and Nathan A. Fox and M{\'a}ria Kov{\'a}cs},
  journal={Journal of abnormal child psychology},
  year={2008},
  volume={36 2},
  pages={207-21}
}
Although parents and children are thought to influence one another's affect and behavior, few studies have examined the direction of effects from children to parents, particularly with respect to parental psychopathology. We tested the hypothesis that children's affective characteristics are associated with the course of mothers' depressive symptoms. Children's affect expression was observed during a series of mother-child interaction tasks, and children's resting frontal electroencephalogram… CONTINUE READING
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