Emotional Development: The Organization Of Emotional Life In The Early Years by L. Alan SroufeEmotional Development: The Organization Of Emotional Life In The Early Years by L. Alan Sroufe

Emotional Development: The Organization Of Emotional Life In The Early Years

byL. Alan Sroufe

Paperback | September 28, 1997

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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.
Title:Emotional Development: The Organization Of Emotional Life In The Early YearsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.63 inPublished:September 28, 1997Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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ISBN - 10:0521629926

ISBN - 13:9780521629928

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Table of Contents

Part I. The Nature of Emotional Development: 1. A perspective on development; 2. Conceptual issues underlying the study of emotion; 3. Emotion and the organization of development; Part II. The Unfolding of the Emotions: 4. An organizational perspective on the emergence of emotions; 5. The development of joy: a prototype for the study of emotion; 6. The development of fear: further illustration of the organizational viewpoint; 7. The interdependence of affect and cognition; 8. Meaning, evaluation, and emotion; Part III. Emotional Development and Individual Adaption: 9. The social nature of emotional development; 10. Attachment: the dyadic regulation of emotion; 11. The emerging of the autonomous self: caregiver guided self-regulation; 12. The growth of self-regulation; 13. Summation.

Editorial Reviews

"...precisely deatiled descriptions...painstaking observational research....well suited for advanced scholars who wish to keep a sharp edge on their expertise. But it is even more useful for the young scholar in order to build a broad, well balanced persepctive..." Peter LaFreniere, Human Ethology BUlletin