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Psych3-3 - Emotional Development Temperament and Attachment...

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Emotional Development, Temperament and Attachment Emotional Development o Hallmark of childhood is the development of emotions and emotion related skills o Displaying Emotions At birth; interest, distress, disgust, contentment 2 – 7 months; anger, sadness, joy, surprise fear (all basic emotions) Middle of second year; embarrassment, shame, pride, guilt, envy, and empathy (self reflective emotions) Self-recognition and self-evaluations o Parents influence self evaluative emotions If mothers are critical of failure, shame follows failure, little evidence of pride after success Opposite if mothers were positive about successes Guilt more likely than shame if reason why behavior was wrong o Later Developments in Emotional Expressivity More negative emotions in young adolescents, risk of depression Increase in daily hassles with other Negativity declines over the teenage years Become more responsive to infants’ positive emotions Emotional Capacities of Children
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