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Emotional Abilities in Children with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD): Impairments in Perspective-Taking and Understanding Mixed Emotions are Associated with High Callous-Unemotional Traits

O'Kearney, Richard; Salmon, Karen; Liwag, Maria; Fortune, Clare-Ann; Dawel, Amy

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Most studies of emotion abilities in disruptive children focus on emotion expression recognition. This study compared 74 children aged 4-8 years with ODD to 45 comparison children (33 healthy; 12 with an anxiety disorder) on behaviourally assessed measures of emotion perception, emotion perspective-taking, knowledge of emotions causes and understanding ambivalent emotions and on parent-reported cognitive and affective empathy. Adjusting for child's sex, age and expressive language ODD children...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorO'Kearney, Richard
dc.contributor.authorSalmon, Karen
dc.contributor.authorLiwag, Maria
dc.contributor.authorFortune, Clare-Ann
dc.contributor.authorDawel, Amy
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-11T05:03:49Z
dc.date.available2016-10-11T05:03:49Z
dc.identifier.issn0009-398X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/109257
dc.description.abstractMost studies of emotion abilities in disruptive children focus on emotion expression recognition. This study compared 74 children aged 4-8 years with ODD to 45 comparison children (33 healthy; 12 with an anxiety disorder) on behaviourally assessed measures of emotion perception, emotion perspective-taking, knowledge of emotions causes and understanding ambivalent emotions and on parent-reported cognitive and affective empathy. Adjusting for child's sex, age and expressive language ODD children showed a paucity in attributing causes to emotions but no other deficits relative to the comparison groups. ODD boys with high levels of callous-unemotional traits (CU) (n = 22) showed deficits relative to low CU ODD boys (n = 25) in emotion perspective-taking and in understanding ambivalent emotions. Low CU ODD boys did not differ from the healthy typically developing boys (n = 12). Impairments in emotion perceptive-taking and understanding mixed emotions in ODD boys are associated with the presence of a high level of CU.
dc.format12 pages
dc.publisherSpringer Verlag
dc.rights© 2016 Springer Science+Business Media New York.
dc.sourceChild psychiatry and human development
dc.subjectambivalent emotions
dc.subjectcallous unemotional traits
dc.subjectemotional competencies
dc.subjectoppositional defiant disorder
dc.titleEmotional Abilities in Children with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD): Impairments in Perspective-Taking and Understanding Mixed Emotions are Associated with High Callous-Unemotional Traits
dc.typeJournal article
dc.date.issued2016-04-21
local.publisher.urlhttp://link.springer.com/
local.type.statusAccepted Version
local.contributor.affiliationO'Kearney, R., Research School of Psychology, The Australian National University
local.contributor.affiliationLiwag, M., Research School of Psychology, The Australian National University
local.contributor.affiliationDawel, A., Research School of Psychology, The Australian National University
local.identifier.essn1573-3327
local.identifier.doi10.1007/s10578-016-0645-4
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
dc.provenancehttp://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/0009-398X/..."Author's post-print on any open access repository after 12 months after publication" from SHERPA/RoMEO site (as at 11/10/16). The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10578-016-0645-4
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