Family experiences and early emotion understanding

Charisse Nixon, Anne C. Watson

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Abstract

Individual differences in young children's understanding of emotion and potential correlates in the domain of family experiences were examined. Self-report questionnaires concerning the expression of emotion, management of marital conflict, and marital satisfaction were obtained from the mothers of children who had been given an emotion expression interpretation task and an assessment of their understanding of hidden negative emotions. Results indicated that individual differences in children's understanding of negative emotions were related to specific aspects of family experiences. These data suggest complex influences of family functioning on children's understanding of the emotional aspects of social relationships.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)300-322
Number of pages23
JournalMerrill-Palmer Quarterly
Volume47
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2001

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Emotions
emotion
experience
Individuality
Family Conflict
Self Report
Mothers
interpretation
questionnaire
management

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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Nixon, Charisse ; Watson, Anne C. / Family experiences and early emotion understanding. In: Merrill-Palmer Quarterly. 2001 ; Vol. 47, No. 2. pp. 300-322.
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In: Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, Vol. 47, No. 2, 01.04.2001, p. 300-322.

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