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What’s Behind A Temper Tantrum? Scientists Deconstruct The Screams

What’s Behind A Temper Tantrum? Scientists Deconstruct The Screams

by Shankar Vedantam NPR Health Blog 12/5/2011

The key to a new theory of tantrums lies in a detailed analysis of the sounds that toddlers make during tantrums. In a new paper published in the journal Emotion, scientists found that different toddler sounds – or “vocalizations” – emerge and fade in a definite rhythm in the course of a tantrum.

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