Information Processing Biases and Anxiety: A Developmental Perspective / Edition 1

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With contributions from a global team of experts this book provides a comprehensive overview of information processing biases in children and adolescents.
• The first book to provide readers with an understanding of anxiety and the role of information processing biases more broadly in the context of developmental psychopathology
• Demonstrates how researchers have explored diverse aspects of information processing in anxious children and adolescents
• Draws on the microparadigms used in the study of development and psychopathology to consider issues related to heritability, temperament, learning and parenting
• Considers preventative methods and treatment protocols

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470998199
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/15/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 342
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Julie A. Hadwin is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Southampton. She has used cognitive models to study emotional disorders in childhood and has written several seminal papers to understand attention to threat in childhood anxiety. Her publications include Teaching Children with Autism to Mind-Read (with Patricia Howlin and Simon Baron-Cohen, Wiley, 1999).

Andy Field is Reader in Experimental Psychopathology at the University of Sussex. He has published over 50 research papers, mostly on child anxiety and human conditioning, and has written/edited 10 books including the award-winning textbook Discovering Statistics using SPSS (3rd Edition, 2009). He has received teaching awards from the University of Sussex and the British Psychological Society.
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Table of Contents

1 An Introduction to the Study of Information Processing Biases in Childhood Anxiety: Theoretical and Methodological Issues Julie A. Hadwin Hadwin, Julie A. Andy P. Field Field, Andy P. 1

Theoretical and Research Issues 19

2 Anxiety-Related Reasoning Biases in Children and Adolescents Peter Muris Muris, Peter 21

3 The Emotional Stroop Task in Anxious Children Zoe C. Nightingale Nightingale, Zoe C. Andy P. Field Field, Andy P. Merel Kindt Kindt, Merel 47

4 Selective Attention to Threat in Childhood Anxiety: Evidence from Visual Probe Paradigms Matthew Garner Garner, Matthew 77

5 The Use of Visual Search Paradigms to Understand Attentional Biases in Childhood Anxiety Nick Donnelly Donnelly, Nick Julie A. Hadwin Hadwin, Julie A. Tamaryn Menneer Menneer, Tamaryn Helen J. Richards Richards, Helen J. 109

6 Using Eye Tracking Methodology in Children with Anxiety Disorders Tina In-Albon In-Albon, Tina Silvia Schneider Schneider, Silvia 129

7 The Assessment of Fear-Related Automatic Associations in Children and Adolescents Jorg Huijding Huijding, Jorg Reinout W. Wiers Wiers, Reinout W. Andy P. Field Field, Andy P. 151

8 Application of Cognitive Neuroscience Techniques to the Study of Anxiety-Related Processing Biases in Children Koraly Perez-Edgar Perez-Edgar, Koraly Yair Bar-Haim Bar-Haim, Yair 183

The Origin and Treatment of Information Processing Biases in Child Anxiety 207

9 Genetics Thalia C. Eley Eley, Thalia C. Helena M. S. Zavos Zavos, Helena M. S. 209

10 Temperamental Factors Associated with the Acquisition of Information Processing Biases and Anxiety Lauren K. White White, Lauren K. Sarah M. Helfinstein Helfinstein, Sarah M. Nathan A. Fox Fox, Nathan A. 233

11 Learning of Information Processing Biases in Anxious Children and Adolescents Andy P. Field Field, Andy P. Kathryn J. Lester Lester, Kathryn J. 253

12 Intergenerational Transmission of Anxious Information Processing Biases Cathy Creswell Creswell, Cathy Peter Cooper Cooper, Peter Lynne Murray Murray, Lynne 279

13 Attentional Biases in Children: Implications for Treatment Maria J. W. Cowart Cowart, Maria J. W. Thomas H. Ollendick Ollendick, Thomas H. 297

Index 321

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