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Developmental and gender differences in the language for emotions across the adolescent years

O'Kearney, Richard; Dadds, Mark


Most information about the development of emotion language comes from studies of the early acquisition of terms for emotions. This study examined emotion language in 303 adolescents aged between 12 and 18 years. It used a theoretically derived classification model to describe and examine age-dependent changes and gender differences in the semantic, referential, and causal structure of their language for emotions in response to vignette material containing the prototypical condition for anger...[Show more]

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Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Cognition and Emotion
DOI: 10.1080/02699930341000356


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