ERIC Number: EJ1079400
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
Children Distinguish between Positive Pride and Hubris
Nelson, Nicole L.; Russell, James A.
Developmental Psychology, v51 n11 p1609-1614 Nov 2015
Adults distinguish expressions of hubris from those of positive pride. To determine whether children (N = 183; 78-198 months old) make a similar distinction, we asked them to attribute emotion labels and a variety of social characteristics to dynamic expressions intended to convey hubris and positive pride. Like adults, children attributed different emotion labels to the expressions, and this tendency increased with age. Girls were more likely to distinguish between the expressions than boys were. Children also associated more positive social characteristics with the expression of positive pride and more negative characteristics with the expression of hubris.
Descriptors: Children, Nonverbal Communication, Psychological Patterns, Social Characteristics, Age Differences, Gender Differences, Multiple Regression Analysis
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
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