Children’s Emotions and its Social Meaning

By Normaliza Abd Rahim, Noraien Mansor, Wan Roselezam Wan Yahya, Arbaie Sujud, Zaitul Azma Zainon Hamzah and Siti Nur Aliaa Roslan.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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The word emotion refers to a broad repertoire of perceptions, expressions of feelings and bodily changes. Emotion is a feeling that is private and subjective, a state of psychological arousal an expression or display of distinctive somatic and autonomic responses and actions commonly “deemed”, such as defending or attacking in response to a threat. This paper focuses on selected social stories to be story told to a group of asperger children in Malaysia. Social stories are a tool for teaching social skills to children with autism, asperger syndrome and related disabilities. The selected social stories would be based on Malaysian culture and the children’s emotions and conversation were videotaped and analysed its social meaning by using the content analysis approach. There are six basic emotions grouped in three pairs of opposites; joy and sadness, acceptance and disgust and anger and fear. Four asperger syndrome subjects from a school in Malaysia were chosen for the purpose of this study. Three social stories were read to them repeatedly for two hours a day in three weeks. Subsequently, the children were able to use the social stories in their everyday lives.

Keywords: Emotion, Asperger Syndrome, Social Meaning

International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp.171-180. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.137MB).

Dr. Normaliza Abd Rahim

Lecturer, Department of Malay Language, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Dr. Normaliza Abd Rahim is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia.

Dr. Noraien Mansor

Head, UMT Publisher, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT), Terengganu, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wan Roselezam Wan Yahya

Senior Lecturer, Department of English, Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Wan Roselezam Wan Yahya is a Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication, Universiti Putra Malaysia. She is involved in several researches dealing with literature & culture, psychoanalysis & literature, literature in ESL, and diasporic literature.

Dr. Arbaie Sujud

Lecturer, Head of Department, Department of Malay Language,Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication,, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Dr Arbaie Sujud is a senior lecturer at Universiti Putra Malaysia. Currently he is the head of Malay Language Department. He teaches literature and multimedia and interested in research and development.

Dr. Zaitul Azma Zainon Hamzah

Lecturer, Department of Malay Language, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Zaitul Azma Zainon Hamzah is a lecturer in the Malay Language Department, Faculty of Modern languages and Communication, University Putra Malaysia (UPM). She holds a Certificate of Education in Teaching Young Children, Bacelor of Education in Teaching Malay Language , Master Degree in Malay Studies (Semantic and Pragmatic) and her Doctoral Degree in Semantic and Pragmatic. Her area of interests are Semantic and Pragmatic, Sosiopragmatic, Semantic Cognitive, Teaching Malay Language, Translation and Qualitatif Research in the Malay Studies . Currently supervising Masters and Ph.D students in mastering the qualitative research in Malay Linguistic and the Teaching and Learning of Malay Language

Sr Siti Nur Aliaa Roslan

Lecturer, Department of Geomatic Engineering, School of Architecture and Built Environment, Kuala Lumpur Infrastructure University College, Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia

Miss Siti Nur Aliaa Roslan is a lecturer at the Department of Geomatic Engineering in School of Architecture and Built Environment at Kuala Lumpur Infrastructure University College. She teaches subjects such as Cadastral Surveying, Engineering Surveying, Global Positioning System, Remote Sensing, and Geographical Information System. Her expertise is on Hyperspectral Remote Sensing and Land Surveying.

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