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ERIC Number: EJ899717
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-0091-0627
Post-Event Processing in Children with Social Phobia
Schmitz, Julian; Kramer, Martina; Blechert, Jens; Tuschen-Caffier, Brunna
Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, v38 n7 p911-919 Oct 2010
In the aftermath of a distressing social event, adults with social phobia (SP) engage in a review of this event with a focus on its negative aspects. To date, little is known about this post-event processing (PEP) and its relationship with perceived performance in SP children. We measured PEP in SP children (n = 24) and healthy controls (HC; n = 22), aged from 8 to 12 years, after the Trier Social Stress Test for Children (TSST-C). Children also rated their performance immediately after the TSST-C and 2.5 h later. SP children reported more negative and less positive PEP than controls. Regression analyses indicated that negative PEP was associated with social anxiety and perceived task performance independent of comorbid depression. The SP group rated their performance immediately after the TSST-C as worse compared to HCs and ratings remained stable over the following 2.5 h. Results are discussed in relation to current theories of SP.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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