an infographic created as part of Dr. Erchull’s Social Psychology course (Spring 2021)
Students were asked to “give psychology away” through an infographic designed to educate an audience of their choice about an idea from social psychology that the group would benefit from understanding
TOPIC: blended emotions AUDIENCE: families with young children and special needs children
Hi Veronica! I really liked your project and thought it was a fascinating topic to research on. I didn’t know that children with and without disabilities portray blended emotions, making it harder to diagnose and treat a child correctly. I didn’t realize that there was such a thing as blended emotions until reading your report. I thought your research was interesting and important in our society, especially since many parents may not recognize these blended emotions. I thought it was interesting that the word “they” is used with children with disabilities to interpret feelings and non-verbal language. Overall, I thought your topic was interesting and worthy of more research and study. Good job!
Thank you for your for your feedback.
This is a great topic for an infographic! So many adults don’t know what blended emotions are, which often results in them using a generic emotion word (e.g., “I’m upset”) rather than accurately labeling the components of their blended emotion (e.g., “I’m frustrated and confused”). Why do you think it’s especially important for adults to understand blended emotions in their children? What benefits might this have for the children later in life?
Thank you for your feedback. I think that it is especially important for adults to understand blended emotions in their children because they would be able to determine and know how their child is feeling. Their children would also be able to learn how to communicate their feelings and emotions more thoroughly. The benefits for their children later in life is the ability to understand and express what their feelings and emotions are. They also would be able to help others that might be struggling with expressing what they are feeling as well.
Hello Veronica! I really enjoyed reading your project and thought it was very fascinating. Overall, good job! I have never heard of the term blended emotions before reading this project. I was unaware that children with or without disabilities depict blended emotions.
Interesting topic! You note that it is harder to figure out emotions in the elderly. Is this true of all elderly, or are you specifically referring to older individuals with cognitive impairments?
Thank you for your question. It is true for most elderly and older individuals but it significantly effects the older individuals with cognitive impairments because they are not able to put into words what they are feeling or experiencing.
I loved reading over this infographic. I think it is important that people understand the difference between emotions and what they look like on people. I have never heard of blended emotions before, but it makes sense that you can express more than one emotion at a time. As a future teacher I plan on using these techniques to help me identify what my students are feeling.
That is awesome that my infographic was able to provide you information that you plan on using in the future as a teacher.