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Concurrent and prospective associations between facial affect recognition accuracy and childhood antisocial behavior.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20648575     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This study examined the concurrent and prospective associations between children's ability to accurately recognize facial affect at age 8.5 and antisocial behavior at age 8.5 and 10.5 years in a sub sample of the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children cohort (5,396 children; 2,644, 49% males). All observed effects were small. It was found that at age 8.5 years, in contrast to nonantisocial children; antisocial children were less accurate at decoding happy and sad expressions when presented at low intensity. In addition, concurrent antisocial behavior was associated with misidentifying expressions of fear as expressions of sadness. In longitudinal analyses, children who misidentified fear as anger exhibited a decreased risk of antisocial behavior 2 years later. The study suggests that concurrent rather than future antisocial behavior is associated with facial affect recognition accuracy.
Authors:
Erica Bowen; Louise Dixon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Aggressive behavior     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1098-2337     ISO Abbreviation:  Aggress Behav     Publication Date:    2010 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-10     Completed Date:  2010-11-22     Revised Date:  2014-02-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7502265     Medline TA:  Aggress Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  305-14     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
(c) 2010 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Analysis of Variance
Case-Control Studies
Child
Child Behavior Disorders / psychology*
Emotions*
Facial Expression*
Female
Humans
Longitudinal Studies
Male
Recognition (Psychology)
Social Perception*
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
G9815508//Medical Research Council; //Medical Research Council; //Wellcome Trust

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