Emotion recognition and processing style in children with an intellectual disability

McKenzie, Karen, Murray, George, Murray, Aja, Whelan, Kathryn, Cossar, Jill, Murray, Kara and Scotland, Jennifer (2019) Emotion recognition and processing style in children with an intellectual disability. Learning Disability Practice, 22 (3). pp. 20-24. ISSN 1465-8712

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Research aims: People with an intellectual disability generally have poorer emotion recognition than their typically developing peers, but there is limited research on how processing style might influence this. Our study aimed to explore this.
Methods: Children with (n = 45) and without (n = 57) an intellectual disability completed an emotion recognition naming task and a processing style task. A path mediation model was used to evaluate whether having an intellectual disability predicted poorer emotion recognition and whether this was mediated by a more local processing style.
Results: We found that, while children with an intellectual disability were significantly less accurate at emotion recognition, having a local processing preference was not a significant factor in this.
Conclusion: The results of the present study may be helpful for nurses who are involved in developing, delivering and evaluating interventions to improve the emotion recognition of people with an intellectual disability.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: autism, child development, child health, learning disability, quantitative research, research
Subjects: C800 Psychology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2018 09:07
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 18:20
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/36985

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