Cognitive appraisal biases: an approach to understanding the relation between socioeconomic status and cardiovascular reactivity in children.

@article{Chen2001CognitiveAB,
  title={Cognitive appraisal biases: an approach to understanding the relation between socioeconomic status and cardiovascular reactivity in children.},
  author={Edith Chen and Karen A. Matthews},
  journal={Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={101-11}
}
We tested the hypothesis that lower socioeconomic status (SES) children display heightened cardiovascular reactivity during stressful situations because they are more likely to appraise a wide variety of social situations, including ambiguous ones, as threatening. A sample of 201 children and adolescents, half White and half African American, were assessed initially. Ninety of these children were retested an average of 3 years later. At both time points, children were interviewed about… CONTINUE READING