ERIC Number: EJ846163
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
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Callous-Unemotional Traits Are Related to Combined Deficits in Recognizing Afraid Faces and Body Poses
Munoz, Luna C.
Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, v48 n5 p554 May 2009
Results from a study that involves letting boys aged 8-16 years label emotional faces and static body poses show that callous-unemotional traits are related to poor accuracy in the tests. The results imply that a general "fear-blindness" is associated to a lack of empathy and to violence and antisocial behavior.
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Antisocial Behavior, Empathy, Nonverbal Communication, Males, Children, Adolescents, Emotional Response, Violence
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