Biased procesing of sleep-related stimuli in children of parents with insomnia.

Ellis, Jason; Thomson, Amy; Gregory, Alice M. and Sterr, Annette. 2013. Biased procesing of sleep-related stimuli in children of parents with insomnia. Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 11, pp. 108-119. [Article]

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Abstract or Description

Disorder-specific cognitive biases have been observed in children whose parents suffer from psychological disorders. Despite those same biases being observed in individuals with insomnia, they have yet to be explored as an index of vulnerability in children of parents with insomnia. It was hypothesized that potentially vulnerable children would demonstrate cognitive biases to sleep-related cues, relative to controls. Following a “tired-state induction,” a sleep-related Emotional Stroop was completed by 2 groups: 38 children of parents with insomnia and 51 controls. Children also reported their observations about the content of the Stroop words. Results showed an attention bias in children whose parents have insomnia, but no interpretive bias. The results are discussed in terms of a predispositional vulnerability to insomnia.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1080/15402002.2011.634050

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology

Dates:

DateEvent
12 November 2013Published

Item ID:

7026

Date Deposited:

19 Nov 2012 15:59

Last Modified:

29 Apr 2020 15:59

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/7026

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