Development of Children ' s Inferences of the Emotions of Others

  title={Development of Children ' s Inferences of the Emotions of Others},
  author={Ross A. Thompson},
According to Weiner's attribution-emotion model, the development of children's inferences of emotion in others may be affected by an increasing ability to consider causal attributions and situational outcomes together, rather than outcomes alone, when making emotional judgments. This formulation was tested in the present study of developmental changes in emotional inferences and children's justifications for them. Second graders, fifth graders, and college students heard 12 stories that varied… CONTINUE READING

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