ERIC Number: EJ665086
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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A Closer Look at Preschoolers' Freely Produced Labels for Facial Expressions.
Widen, Sherri C.; Russell, James A.
Developmental Psychology, v39 n1 p114-28 Jan 2003
Three studies examined preschoolers' performance on free labeling of prototypical facial expressions of basic emotions. Findings indicated that children's errors remained even when method factors (poor stimuli, unavailability of an appropriate label, or production task difficulty) were controlled. Use of emotion labels increased with age systematically: "Happy,""angry," and "sad" emerged early, were more accessible, and overgeneralized. "Scared,""surprised," and "disgusted" emerged later, were less accessible, and applied narrowly. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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