The development of concepts of simultaneity in children's understanding of emotions.

@article{Reissland1985TheDO,
  title={The development of concepts of simultaneity in children's understanding of emotions.},
  author={Nadja Reissland},
  journal={Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines},
  year={1985},
  volume={26 5},
  pages={
          811-24
        }
}
The development of children's understanding of simultaneously occurring emotions was investigated. A developmental progression was found in their giving examples of ambivalent situations (e.g. characterised by both happiness and anger); and in their descriptions of situations. The youngest children (mean age = 5.8) gave as examples of ambivalence two unrelated events associated with different emotions. At the next stage children (mean age = 7.0) were able to connect sequentially two events. At… CONTINUE READING