Copenhagen Child Anxiety Project – University of Copenhagen

Centre for Anxiety

Contact/Coordinator: Professor Barbara Hoff Esbjørn

Centre for Anxiety is a treatment and research project regarding anxiety disorders in childhood. The project consists of clinical and experimental research. The aim of the project is to provide new theoretical and empirical knowledge regarding anxiety disorders in childhood. Theoretically attachment theory and models from the developmental psychopathology are integrated with existing knowledge on the development of anxiety from the social learning theory. Empirically the project investigates the influence of a number of factors in families with anxious children, such as a) attention control – and biases, b) social cognitive development and emotion regulation, c) family influences including attachment and rearing behaviour, and d) metacognitions.

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