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Characteristics of Childrens' Emotions
Transcript of Characteristics of Childrens' Emotions
Self-conscious emotions are more governed by personal responsibility.
(eg.pride & guilt)
Emotional highs and lows increase.
Infancy and Toddlerhood
Childrens' emotions are transitory:
expresses emotions in unreserved manner
lacks clear understanding of situation because of immature intellectual development
short attention span
Childrens' emotions appear frequently:
this is because they have not learnt the social norms yet
Childrens' emotional responses are different:
influence of learning and environment
Childrens' emotions are intense:
lack gradation of intensity
fear, anger, joy are all expressed in pronounced overt responses.
Childrens' emotions are brief:
lasts only a few minutes
as grows older, social restraints on overt responses lead to "moods".
Emotions-Infancy,Early childhood, Middle childhood, Adolescence
Characteristic Forms of Expression
Express common emotional expressions like
anger, joy fear
Emotion is related to concrete objects.
Emotions can be detected by symptoms of behavior:
cannot hide like adults
can be detected by tensions, restlessness, day dreaming, nervous mannerisms like nail biting,speech difficulties, frequent crying
Characteristics of childrens' Emotions
Emotions change in strength:
reasons include-changes in strength of drives,development of intellectual capacity, changes in interests and drives