Emotional Development: The Organization of Emotional Life in the Early Years pdf epub fb2

Emotional Development: The Organization of Emotional Life in the Early Years by L. Alan Sroufe pdf epub fb2

Emotional Development: The Organization of Emotional Life in the Early Years Author: L. Alan Sroufe
Title: Emotional Development: The Organization of Emotional Life in the Early Years
ISBN: 0521629926
ISBN13: 978-0521629928
Other Formats: mobi lrf doc mbr
Pages: 280 pages
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Reprint edition (September 28, 1997)
Language: English
Category: Other
Size PDF version: 1663 kb
Size EPUB version: 1811 kb
Subcategory: Social Sciences




In the past, researchers have treated the development of the emotions and the task of emotional regulation as two separate topics, the former emphasizing "normative" questions and the latter emphasizing "individual" differences. Until now, understanding the first topic has never been seen as relevant for the second. This is the area pioneered by Emotional Development. This book presents the early phases of emotional life from a developmental perspective. It argues that emotional generation hinges on the developing ability to express arousal or "tension" in accordance with one's context. It reveals the common core processes underlying the emergence of specific emotions and the capacity for emotional regulation. The book also explains the timing of emotional emergence, why emotions function as they do, and individual styles of emotional regulation. Close ties between emotional development, cognitive, social and CNS development are discussed, as well.