Early childhood social dev pt3 - 5/3/11 Regulation:...

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5/3/11 1 Regulation: developing self control Regulation: ability to inhibit initial impulses; balance desires with internalized social standards Domains of inhibition: - movement - emotions - choice - conclusions. .. Inhibiting movement Delay of gratiFcation task - inhibition of movement 2 -3 year olds males often worse than females 2 Inhibition of conclusions Picture-matching task: increased caution between 5 - 10 yrs After 10 yrs, task is easier Emotion regulation Primary emotions: - pain, anger, joy Secondary “social” emotions - shame, pride, embarrassment Emotion regulation Regulation strategies emerge over time 0 - 24 months: - sucking Fngers, rocking 2 - 6 yrs: - avoid/reduce emotional arousal by closing eyes, turning away - use of language - will actively refocus attention away from forbidden toy
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5/3/11 2 Aggression Instrumental aggression: - goal is to obtain something - e.g. hit another child to obtain toy Hostile aggression: - goal is to hurt another
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This note was uploaded on 06/01/2011 for the course PSYCH 2090 taught by Professor Goldstein, m during the Spring '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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Early childhood social dev pt3 - 5/3/11 Regulation:...

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