Associations between young children's emotion attributions and prediction of outcome in differing social situations

Eivers, Areana, Brendgen, Mara, & Borge, Anne (2010) Associations between young children's emotion attributions and prediction of outcome in differing social situations. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 28(2), pp. 499-504.

View at publisher


Associations between young children's attributions of emotion at different points in a story, and with regard to their own prediction about the story's outcome, were investigated using two hypothetical scenarios of social and emotional challenge (social entry and negative event). First grade children (N = 250) showed an understanding that emotions are tied to situational cues by varying the emotions they attributed both between and within scenarios. Furthermore, emotions attributed to the main protagonist at the beginning of the scenarios were differentially associated with children's prediction of a positive or negative outcome and with the valence of the emotion attributed at the end of the scenario. Gender differences in responses to some items were also found. © 2010 The British Psychological Society.

Impact and interest:

2 citations in Scopus
1 citations in Web of Science®
Search Google Scholar™

Citation counts are sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

ID Code: 48444
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1348/026151009X482813
ISSN: 0261-510X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Deposited On: 05 Feb 2012 22:25
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:37

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page