Valerie Van Cauwenberge's research while affiliated with Ghent University and other places

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Studies have demonstrated inefficient use of antecedent-focused emotion regulation strategies in children with ADHD attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In the current study we tested for the first time if ADHD is also associated with difficulties in response-focused strategies by measuring the ability to override action tendencies indu...
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Objective: We investigated cognitive reappraisal in children with ADHD by means of the late positive potential (LPP) and self-report ratings. We expected diminished LPP modulation following reappraisal and lower self-report scores in children with ADHD. Methods: Eighteen children with ADHD and 24 typically developing (TD) children (8-12years) pe...
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Objective: The reduction of the amplitude of the late positive potential (LPP) following cognitive reappraisal has been used as a neural marker of emotion regulation. However, studies employing this neural marker in children are scarce and findings are not conclusive, with most studies showing a lack of LPP modulation after reappraisal in children...
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Emotional dysregulation in daily life is very common in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is however not clear whether this reflects a specific deficit or that it may be the result of generic executive function (EF) deficits. The current study addresses this question by means of an emotional working memory (WM) task...

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... Cognitive Reappraisal is generally categorized as an adaptive ER strategy and refers to the way in which a positive perspective or reinterpretation of the situation can decrease negative affect and/or increase positive affect (McRae et al., 2012;Van Cauwenberge et al., 2017). In general, cognitive reappraisal has been linked to the fourth phase of the ER process (i.e., cognitive change). ...
... Studies measuring self-reported affect during emotion regulation tasks show that by around 7 or 8 years of ageand possibly as young as 6-children report reduced negative affect when they are instructed to reappraise negative stimuli. Studies using directed reappraisal paradigms, in which children are provided with a story for interpreting each stimulus, show that children around 7 or 8 years old report lower negative affect following negative stimuli that are paired with a reappraisal story (Pitskel et al., 2011;Dougherty et al., 2015;Leventon and Bauer, 2016;Van Cauwenberge et al., 2017). Furthermore, studies using non-directed reappraisal paradigms have revealed that, by middle childhood, children report reduced negative affect when they generate and use their own reappraisals for emotional stimuli. ...
... Among the 15 studies using emotional scenes, 4 found no difference in the processing of emotional information between children and adolescents with ADHD and children in control groups [51][52][53][54]. Seven studies highlighted behavioural differences (in response accuracy and/or response time) between children and adolescents with ADHD and controls during emotion recognition tasks [10,55,56], memory tasks [57,58] or in the regulation of the interference due to emotional content [14,59]. ...
... Variability in ER has been found to be predicted by behavioral inhibition in young boys with ADHD (Walcott & Landau, 2004). Findings from an emotional n-back task have moreover indicated that youths with ADHD, compared to their peers, show a greater general interference control deficit but not a greater emotional interference impairment, leading the authors to believe that ER difficulties in ADHD might stem from underlying general EF impairments (Van Cauwenberge et al., 2015). A recent study, for the first time, looked at the mediating role of ADHD symptoms within the association of EF and ER (Groves et al., 2020). ...