publication . Research . 2006

Understand the children's anger through tree drawing

増岡, 怜那; 高橋, 靖恵;
Open Access Japanese
  • Published: 31 Mar 2006 Journal: 九州大学心理学研究, volume 7, pages 139-146 (issn: 1345-3904, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: 九州大学大学院人間環境学研究院
Abstract
When small children (three to six years old) express their anger through inappropriate behavior or over reacting, most parents and other adults find this anger hard to deal with. That is because people see anger as a negative emotion. In actuality expressing anger can be a positive step in emotional development. In this study two kinds of tests were conducted on six years olds. The first test, [Tree drawing test] a drawing of a tree from each subject, was used to measure the individual's level of emotional development. In the second test each subject was shown four conflicting scenes and then asked to give an emotional reaction by choosing from four different fa...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: psychological phenomena and processesmental disordersbehavioral disciplines and activitiesbehavior and behavior mechanisms
free text keywords: children, anger, Tree drawing
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