Children Cannot Ignore What They Hear When Detecting Emotions
[Source: Medical X-Press]
Children determine emotion by what they hear, rather than what they see, according to new research.
The first-of-its-kind study, by Durham University’s Department of Psychology, looked at how children pick up on the emotions of a situation.
They found that whilst adults prioritized what they see, young children showed an auditory dominance and overwhelmingly prioritized what they could hear.
The researchers say their findings could benefit parents currently managing home learning and professional educators by increasing their understanding of how young children pick up on what is going on around them.
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