Дорфман
Владимир Вячеславович

  Москва

2004

Article Возрастные и гендерные различия в представлениях о смешном и грустном у детей (по материалам рисуночных тестов)

Both emotions play an important part in human social adaptation and one’s success in a group. The adequacy in experiencing both funny and sad situations is extremely important for social success of schoolchildren. The authors have analyzed 776 drawings and come to conclusion that by the age of 12 years practically all children develop precise understanding of the funny and the sad. However, the understanding by girls and boys of the funny differ in a number of important aspects (emotional, situational etc.), whereas the understanding of the sad are similar. This finding indicates that different gender models of social adaptation operate in social life of a child.