- Constance Imbault, McMaster Univ.
- Louis Schmidt, McMaster Univ.
- Victor Kuperman, McMaster Univ.
Warriner et al. (2017) found that shyer adults rate all word stimuli as more negative than less shy adults. The current study examines whether this holds true for children and adolescents. The level of shyness exhibited by children did not affect their valence judgments. However, an effect was found in adolescents; like adults, shyer teenagers rated words as more negative than less shy teenagers.