ERIC Number: EJ387701
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1989
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Betty Is a Bouncing Bubble: Children's Comprehension of Emotion-Descriptive Metaphors.
Waggoner, John E.; Palermo, David S.
Developmental Psychology, v25 n1 p152-63 Jan 1989
Two experiments provide strong evidence that very young children are capable of constructing the meaning of metaphors pertaining to psychological phenomena, even when not given opportunity to derive the meaning of the metaphor from context alone. Subjects at all ages from five years to college age were able to achieve above-chance levels of performance. (RH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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