Cognitive Biases in Childhood Anxiety, Depression, and Aggression: Are They Pervasive or Specific?

  title={Cognitive Biases in Childhood Anxiety, Depression, and Aggression: Are They Pervasive or Specific?},
  author={Sophie C. Reid and Karen Salmon and Peter F. Lovibond},
  journal={Cognitive Therapy and Research},
This study investigated the extent to which children’s negative information processing biases are pervasive across the cognitive modalities of attention, judgment, and memory and, further, whether such biases are specifically associated with anxiety, depression, and/or aggression. 133 children between the ages of 8 and 14 years were assessed on an attention allocation task, a vignette interpretation measure, and a memory recall task. Children also completed anxiety and depression inventories… 

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