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Personal narratives about states of suffering and wellbeing: Children’s conceptualization in terms of physical and psychological domain  (2011)

Authors:
GOBBO C.; RACCANELLO D.
Title:
Personal narratives about states of suffering and wellbeing: Children’s conceptualization in terms of physical and psychological domain
Year:
2011
Type of item:
Articolo in Rivista
Tipologia ANVUR:
Articolo su rivista
Language:
Inglese
Format:
A Stampa
Referee:
Name of journal:
APPLIED COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
ISSN of journal:
0888-4080
N° Volume:
25
Page numbers:
386-394
Keyword:
Narrative; Suffering; Wellbeing; Children
Short description of contents:
The aim was to investigate how children conceptualize personal events of positive and negative valences pertaining to the physical and psychological domains. Five- to 9-year-olds narrated events referring to suffering states (Study 1, n¼112) and to suffering and wellbeing states (Study 2, n¼118). Analysis of the narratives revealed differences between the two states, with higher focus on events pertaining to a physical domain for suffering and to psychological domain for wellbeing; however, older children were more oriented toward psychological than physical events for both valences. Children showed higher tendency to produce causes compared to consequences, with younger children finding it difficult to introduce physical causes. Psychological suffering narratives revealed a richer psychological lexicon and more instances of domain coexistence. Asymmetry in the representation of different state valences and domains indicates multifaceted and developing conceptualization.
Product ID:
58177
Handle IRIS:
11562/340430
Deposited On:
September 23, 2011
Last Modified:
August 26, 2021
Bibliographic citation:
GOBBO C.; RACCANELLO D., Personal narratives about states of suffering and wellbeing: Children’s conceptualization in terms of physical and psychological domain «APPLIED COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY» , vol. 252011pp. 386-394

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