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ERIC Number: EJ939910
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0261-510X
The Effects of Explanatory Conversations on Children's Emotion Understanding
Tenenbaum, Harriet R.; Alfieri, Louis; Brooks, Patricia J.; Dunne, Guler
British Journal of Developmental Psychology, v26 n2 p249-263 Jun 2008
Ninety-three children ranging in age from 5 to 8 years (M = 82.46 months, SD = 13.20) participated in a training study designed to improve their emotion understanding. Children either explained (self-explanation condition) or listened to an experimenter who explained (experimenter-explanation condition) the causes of protagonists' hidden and ambivalent emotional reactions in nine different vignettes. Compared to a control group who listened to the vignettes and answered questions unrelated to emotions, children assigned to the self-explanation and experimenter-explanation conditions increased from pre- to post-test in their emotion understanding. The educational implications of explanatory conversations in facilitating children's emotion understanding and general learning are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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