Early maltreatment effects on adolescent attention control to non‐emotional and emotional distractors

@inproceedings{Gray2016EarlyME,
  title={Early maltreatment effects on adolescent attention control to non‐emotional and emotional distractors},
  author={Paul Kingsley Gray and Helen M. Baker and Gaia Scerif and Jennifer Y. F. Lau},
  booktitle={Australian journal of psychology},
  year={2016}
}
OBJECTIVE Early maltreatment increases lifetime risk of psychopathology. Emerging models suggest that exposure to maltreatment leads to changes in cognitive processes associated with the processing of threat, including processes of selective attention. Existing data may be interpreted to suggest that maltreatment is associated with an automatic attentional engagement with threatening cues, or that maltreatment is associated with generally poorer attention control. Using a pair of attention… CONTINUE READING
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