Development of Emotions in Childhood
This chapter written with Mark Wade
Theories of Emotional Development
Basic Emotions: Developmental Emergence
Social Emotions: 18 Months and Beyond
Developmental Progression of Emotions
Developmental Changes in Elicitation and Expression
Recognition of Emotions
Postures and Gestures
Multimodal Recognition of Emotions
Infants' Brain Mechanisms in the Recognition of Emotions
The Negativity Bias
Regulation of Emotions
Neurobiological Development of Emotion Regulation
Genetic Contributions to Emotional Development
To Think About and Discuss
FIGURE 8.0 The picture shows a little girl with characteristic facial and postural expressions of anger.
… for all the time of our infancy and child-hood, our senses were joint-friends in such sort with our Passions, that whatsoever was hurtfull to the one was enemy to the other …
Thomas Wright, The Passions of the Minde in Generall (1604)
Emotional development is social development. We think of children as emotional beings: they cry, they laugh, and they get angry, generally in relation to other people. What's known about the development of children's emotions? Are these emotions different from those of adults, or are they much the same?
Children's emotions contribute mightily to their ...