Children's understanding and experience of mixed emotions: the roles of age, gender, and empathy.

  title={Children's understanding and experience of mixed emotions: the roles of age, gender, and empathy.},
  author={Ruth T Zajdel and Jill Myerow Bloom and Gary Fireman and Jeff T. Larsen},
  journal={The Journal of genetic psychology},
  volume={174 5-6},
The present study examined the development of children's ability report understanding and experiencing allocentric mixed emotions, and explored the relation of gender and empathic ability to these skills. Participants (128 elementary school-aged children [63 boys, 65 girls]) were shown a movie clip with bittersweet themes to elicit mixed emotions. Findings from this study are consistent with prior research (Larsen, To, & Fireman, 2007), supporting a developmental progression in children's… CONTINUE READING
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