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Emotional Development:Recent Research Advances$
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Jacqueline Nadel and Darwin Muir

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780198528845

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528845.001.0001

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Loss of emotional fluency as a developmental phenotype: the example of anhedonia

Loss of emotional fluency as a developmental phenotype: the example of anhedonia

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(p.409) Chapter 16 Loss of emotional fluency as a developmental phenotype: the example of anhedonia
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Emotional Development:
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Stephanie Dubai

Roland Jouvent

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528845.003.0016

Anhedonia is the loss the of the capacity to experience pleasure and is considered a risk factor for psychopathology. This chapter considers anhedonia to be a loss of emotional fluency and addresses its impact on cognitive development. It also explores the link between anhedonia and attention in young anhedonic adults in order to describe their particular attention profile.

Keywords:   anhedonia, emotional fluency, attention, pleasure, psychopathology, cognitive development

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