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The role of children's negative attributions on depressive symptoms: an inherited characteristic or a product of the early environment?

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Negative attributional style has been associated with depressive symptoms in children. Yet, it is unclear whether these cognitive biases reflect inherited characteristics of the broader depressive phenotype or are a product of children's environments. While existing data in adolescents show that negative attributions reflect a genetic predisposition, elevating depressive responses to stress, other data suggest that negative attributions in children are more likely to reflect early environment...

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Journal:
Developmental science
Volume:
15
Issue:
4
Pages:
569-578
Publication date:
2012-07-05
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EISSN:
1467-7687
ISSN:
1363-755X
URN:
uuid:3a333e7b-49a0-4431-93c4-7841e5a85154
Source identifiers:
341074
Local pid:
pubs:341074

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