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Table 1. 

Behavioral Responses on the Emotional Matching Task

Condition
Mean Reaction Time (SD)
Mean Accuracy (%) (SD)
AA Faces 
Children (4–9 years) 1850.85 (536.62) 91.7 (7.8) 
Early adolescents (10–13 years) 1606.69 (474.40) 92.5 (6.1) 
Late adolescents (14–16.5 years) 1359.89 (333.85) 95.8 (5.6) 
 
EA Faces 
Children (4–9 years) 1876.21 (515.04) 93.4 (7.7) 
Early adolescents (10–13 years) 1597.56 (410.75) 93.4 (10.2) 
Late adolescents (14–16.5 years) 1506.06 (408.01) 93.7 (7.2) 
 
Shapes 
Children (4–9 years) 1284.60 (534.54) 89.8 (16.4) 
Early adolescents (10–13 years) 1040.78 (337.94) 86.7 (18.0) 
Late adolescents (14–16.5 years) 919.09 (202.71) 96.3 (3.8) 
Condition
Mean Reaction Time (SD)
Mean Accuracy (%) (SD)
AA Faces 
Children (4–9 years) 1850.85 (536.62) 91.7 (7.8) 
Early adolescents (10–13 years) 1606.69 (474.40) 92.5 (6.1) 
Late adolescents (14–16.5 years) 1359.89 (333.85) 95.8 (5.6) 
 
EA Faces 
Children (4–9 years) 1876.21 (515.04) 93.4 (7.7) 
Early adolescents (10–13 years) 1597.56 (410.75) 93.4 (10.2) 
Late adolescents (14–16.5 years) 1506.06 (408.01) 93.7 (7.2) 
 
Shapes 
Children (4–9 years) 1284.60 (534.54) 89.8 (16.4) 
Early adolescents (10–13 years) 1040.78 (337.94) 86.7 (18.0) 
Late adolescents (14–16.5 years) 919.09 (202.71) 96.3 (3.8) 

For descriptive purposes only, participants were broken up into three age groups: children (n = 10), early adolescence (n = 10), and late adolescence (n = 12). Statistical analyses treated age as a continuous variable.

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