ERIC Number: EJ563059
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Labels and Explanations in Mother--Child Emotion Talk: Age and Gender Differentiation.
Cervantes, Christi A.; Callanan, Maureen A.
Developmental Psychology, v34 n1 p88-98 Jan 1998
Examined mothers' and preschoolers' emotion talk for age- and gender-related patterns in use of labels and explanations. Found that children used emotion words mainly in labels. Boys' emotion talk increased with age. The youngest girls had more emotion talk than same-age boys. Mothers used more explanations than labels with boys but similar amounts with girls. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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