Emotional knowledge: research on the structure and developmental changesThe goal of the current research was to explore the interrelations between emotional knowledge, language skills and temperament. 90 children aged 4, 6 and 8 participated in the study. In the article only part of the results are presented. Three aspects of emotional knowledge were assessed: non-verbal emotional skills; verbal emotional skills; declarative knowledge about emotions. Emotional skills, both verbal and non-verbal, were positively correlated, but not directly – the correlation was mostly due to influence of language skills. Significant growth of emotional skills during middle childhood was observed. Development of declarative emotional knowledge was more linear, and depended mostly on the level of emotional skills and age.
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