The Undoing Effect of Positive Emotion in Children

Brethel, Kristin

The current study was conducted to determine if positive emotions serve to undo negative emotion, and to test if this effect varies with individual differences in behavior and temperament. Twenty-two children (11 male, ages 8-11) were presented with two blocks of three film clips. Each began with a low arousal baseline, followed by a sad clip and then either a happy or neutral clip. Contrary to p... read more

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