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Effortful control, attention biases and problem behaviours in children.

Allen, S.; (2005) Effortful control, attention biases and problem behaviours in children. Doctoral thesis , University of London. Green open access

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Abstract

This review integrates findings from the research fields of temperament, cognitive processes and childhood psychopathology. It examines the role of temperamental effortful control (EC) in both internalising and externalising behaviours in children. The difficulties in operationalising the construct of EC and its developmental trajectory are also highlighted. The review then reviews evidence for attentional biases (hypervigilance to threat, disengagement difficulties and avoidance) in anxiety and aggression. Research is presented which considers the association between attentional biases and EC and discusses this association as a risk factor in the development of childhood anxiety a similar process is presented as a potential risk in externalising behaviours.

Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Title: Effortful control, attention biases and problem behaviours in children.
Identifier: PQ ETD:592609
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
Additional information: Thesis digitised by Proquest
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Clinical, Edu and Hlth Psychology
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1445289
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