Self Development and Self-Conscious Emotions.

Published on Feb 1, 1989in Child Development
· DOI :10.2307/1131080
Michael Lewis81
Estimated H-index: 81
(RU: Rutgers University),
Margaret Wolan Sullivan30
Estimated H-index: 30
+ 1 AuthorsM. Weiss1
Estimated H-index: 1
In each of 2 studies, the mirror-rouge technique was used to differentiate children into those who showed self-recognition and those who did not. In Study 1, 27 children (aged 9-24 months) were observed in 2 experimental situations thought to differentially elicit fear and embarrassment behaviors. In Study 2, 44 children (aged 22 months) were seen in the situations of Study 1 and 3 additional contexts thought to elicit embarrassment behavior. The results of both studies indicate that embarrassment but not wariness was related to self-recognition.
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