Mothers' and Fathers' Use of Internal State Talk with their Young Children

@article{Labounty2008MothersAF,
  title={Mothers' and Fathers' Use of Internal State Talk with their Young Children},
  author={Jennifer Labounty and H. Wellman and S. Olson and K. Lagattuta and D. Liu},
  journal={Social Development},
  year={2008},
  volume={17},
  pages={757-775}
}
The present study extends previous results demonstrating a relation between maternal discourse and child social understanding to include paternal discourse. Emotion understanding (EU) and theory of mind (ToM) were considered as two distinctive aspects of social understanding. Participants were 106 children (54 boys and 52 girls) studied at 3.5 and 5 years. Discourse measures came from separate parent–child conversations during a picture-book task; measures of EU and ToM came from children's… Expand
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