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Revista Latinoamericana de Psicología

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LEON-RODRIGUEZ, Diego A.  and  SIERRA-MEJIA, Hernán. Development of understanding of emotional consequences. Rev. Latinoam. Psicol. [online]. 2008, vol.40, n.1, pp. 35-45. ISSN 0120-0534.

Research about emotional understanding has privileged the study of antecedents, but has missed the study of knowledge of the consequences of emotions. We created a task for children of two ages (4 to 5 and 5 to 6 years) with two stories (positive and negative valences). We assessed the valences concordance (consequence-stories), and the justification quality on the consequence election. We found that concordance changes in function of age, story valence and justifications; justifications depend on age; there is a close relation between the development of understanding of emotional consequences and emotional regulation.

Keywords : Emotions; Emotional content; Emotional development; Emotional competence.

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