ERIC Number: EJ503786
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1995
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Young Children's Understanding of the Causes of Anger and Sadness.
Levine, Linda J.
Child Development, v66 n3 p697-709 Jun 1995
Eighty kindergartners predicted and explained protagonists' emotional responses to hypothetical events. Children predicted anger most often when they believed protagonists could change undesirable situations and reinstate their goals and when they focused on persons or conditions that caused undesirable situations. Children predicted sadness most often when they believed goal reinstatement was impossible and when they focused on resulting losses. (Author/BC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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