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English- and Cantonese-speaking children's understanding of emotions and false belief 1 edition

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Connie Cheung

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English- and Cantonese-speaking children's understanding of emotions and false belief.

Published 2006 .
Written in English.

About the Book

Monolingual English-speaking (n = 25, M age = 5 years 6 months) and bilingual Cantonese-speaking ( n = 25, M age = 5 years 5 months) children's understanding of emotions and false belief were examined. Children were administered theory-of-mind (ToM) tasks from the Wellman & Liu (2004) Theory-of-Mind scale. These tasks examined children's understanding of false belief, belief-based emotions and real-apparent emotions. Bilingual Cantonese-speaking children completed ToM tasks in both English and Cantonese. English-speaking children completed the same number of tasks but in English only. Children's receptive language abilities were also assessed by completing the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test (3rd Edition) (PPVT-III). Cantonese-speaking children completed the PPVT-III in English and a translated version in Cantonese. English-speaking children completed the PPVT-III both times in English. Although no significant cultural differences were seen in children's performance across false-belief and belief-emotion tasks, English-speaking children did significantly better then their Cantonese-speaking counterparts on the real-apparent emotion task. This suggests that compared to Cantonese-speaking children, English-speaking children have a more advanced understanding of how facial expressions may not reveal true emotions. Cultural similarities and differences are discussed in relation to specific cultural pathways responsible for ToM development.

Edition Notes

Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 44-06, page: 3006.

Thesis (M.A.)--University of Toronto, 2006.

Electronic version licensed for access by U. of T. users.

ROBARTS MICROTEXT copy on microfiche.

The Physical Object

Pagination
63 leaves.
Number of pages
63

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL19215724M
ISBN 13
9780494163528

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