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Title: An experimental investigation of the fear effect in non-clinical children and their mothers
Author: Murray, H.
Awarding Body: University College London (University of London)
Current Institution: University College London (University of London)
Date of Award: 2008
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This review argues that a cognitive bias towards increased vigilance and perception of threat underlies childhood anxiety. It is hypothesised that parents of anxious children inadvertently reinforce this bias, or fail to help children inhibit it. The review explores the literature linking threat perception and anxiety, and considers how such a bias may develop. It is argued that parents of anxious children reinforce threat perception in the way they talk to their children, the behaviour that they model and their style of parenting. As few studies, reviews or models have directly tested these hypotheses, evidence from a range of relevant frameworks is considered.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.631818  DOI: Not available
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