Children’s understanding of counterfactual and temporal relief in others

Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesOral presentation


Developmental psychology has focused only on the type of relief which is experienced when events could have been worse. Relief is also experienced, however, when an unpleasant experience is over. Four experiments examined children’s ability to attribute both counterfactual and temporal relief to others. This study provides the first evidence as to when an understanding of relief emerges in childhood.
Period13 Apr 202116 Apr 2021
Event title2021 Society for Affective Science Annual Conference
Event typeConference