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The Moderation of EEG Asymmetry on Attention Bias Patterns by Attentional Control Capabilities in Early Childhood

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dc.contributor.advisor Perez-Edgar, Koraly
dc.contributor.author Zapp, Daniel J.
dc.creator Zapp, Daniel J.
dc.date 2011-07-22
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-22T18:55:27Z
dc.date.available NO_RESTRICTION en_US
dc.date.available 2011-08-22T18:55:27Z
dc.date.issued 2011-08-22
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1920/6612
dc.description.abstract Frontal electroencephalogram (EEG) asymmetry, attention biases to threat, and individual differences in attentional focusing have all been linked to socio-emotional behavior and the development of social information processing in children (Rothbart & Posner, 2006). Children with right frontal EEG asymmetry are generally found to be more socially withdrawn than children with left frontal EEG asymmetry, who tend to be more approach-oriented (Fox et al., 2008). A separate literature finds that children who preferentially direct their visual attention to threatening or negative stimuli in the environment are more withdrawn and anxious (Bar-Haim et al., 2007). Regulatory mechanisms, such as the ability to focus attention, may moderate reactive traits, such as EEG asymmetry and attention biases to threat (Rueda, Posner, & Rothbart, 2005). This study investigated the relation between psychophysiological (EEG asymmetry) and cognitive (attention bias) mechanisms of socio-emotional development as a function of individual differences in attentional focusing in a sample of 31 children (15 female). en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Attention Bias en_US
dc.subject Threat en_US
dc.subject EEG Asymmetry en_US
dc.subject Childhood en_US
dc.subject Attention Focusing en_US
dc.title The Moderation of EEG Asymmetry on Attention Bias Patterns by Attentional Control Capabilities in Early Childhood en_US
dc.type Dissertation en
thesis.degree.name PhD in Psychology en_US
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en
thesis.degree.discipline Psychology en
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en


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