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Emotion recognition by children with Down syndrome: investigation of specific impairments and error patterns.

Williams, K R, NaWishart, J G, Pitcairn, T K and Willis, Diane (2005) Emotion recognition by children with Down syndrome: investigation of specific impairments and error patterns. American Journal on Mental Retardation, 110 (5). pp. 387-392. ISSN 0895 8017

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The ability of children with Down syndrome to recognize expressions of emotion was compared to performance in typically developing and nonspecific intellectual disability groups matched on either MA or a performance-related measure. Our goal was to (a) resolve whether specific emotions present recognition difficulties; (b) investigate patterns of errors; and (c) explore the relationships among emotion-recognition ability and cognitive, linguistic, and adaptive behavior levels. Emotion-recognition ability in the Down syndrome group was significantly poorer than in the typically developing group overall, particularly for fearful expressions. Error patterns and relationships between task performance and assessment measures also differed across groups. Findings are consistent with a neurological explanation of specific deficits in sociocognitive functioning in children with Down syndrome.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 0895 8017
Uncontrolled Keywords: Emotion; Down syndrome; Impairments; Psychological patterns; Comparative analysis; Emotional response;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Health, Life & Social Sciences > School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Care
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health > 615 Pharmacology & therapeutics
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health > 610 Medicine & health
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health > 616 Diseases
Library of Congress Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Item ID: 2250
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2008 14:17
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2013 13:36
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/2250

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