Emotion Talk in Mother-Child Conversations of the Shared Past: The Effects of Culture, Gender, and Event Valence

@article{Fivush2005EmotionTI,
  title={Emotion Talk in Mother-Child Conversations of the Shared Past: The Effects of Culture, Gender, and Event Valence},
  author={R. Fivush and Q. Wang},
  journal={Journal of Cognition and Development},
  year={2005},
  volume={6},
  pages={489 - 506}
}
  • R. Fivush, Q. Wang
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Cognition and Development
  • We examined how mother-child emotional reminiscing is affected by culture, gender, and the valence of the event. Thirty-one Euro-American and 30 Chinese middle-class mothers and their 3-year-old children discussed 1 highly positive and 1 highly negative experience. Mothers and children in both cultures used a greater variety of negative emotion words than positive emotion words and were more likely to confirm a shared emotional perspective when discussing the positive event but to negotiate… CONTINUE READING
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