Moving toward and away from the world: social approach and avoidance trajectories in anxious solitary youth.

@article{Gazelle2004MovingTA,
  title={Moving toward and away from the world: social approach and avoidance trajectories in anxious solitary youth.},
  author={Heidi Gazelle and Karen D Rudolph},
  journal={Child development},
  year={2004},
  volume={75 3},
  pages={829-49}
}
This investigation tested the person-by-environment hypothesis that the joint influence of behavioral vulnerability (anxious solitude) and interpersonal adversity (peer exclusion) predicts heightened social avoidance and depression over time. The study assessed 519 fifth and sixth graders 3 times during 1 year. Teachers reported social behavior and peer exclusion; youth reported depression. As hypothesized, anxious solitary youth displayed maintenance or exacerbation of social avoidance and… CONTINUE READING