Understanding Emotion Socialization Through Naturalistic Observations of Parent–Child Interactions

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Sperling, Jacqueline. Repetti, Rena L.
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Past research typically has used questionnaires and structured laboratory studies to understand children's emotion expressions, parent behavioral responses to their negative emotions, and children's subsequent emotional reactions. This study was designed to investigate how these behaviors unfold during families' everyday lives. Thirty‐one families were recorded going about their daily lives as part of a larger study of the everyday lives of families and footage of target parent-child interactions was isolated and analyzed. (Author abstract modified)