Emotional Development across the Lifespan

Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2022-07-12
Publisher(s): The Guilford Press
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Unique in its dual focus on emotion and lifespan development, this text weaves together theory, research, and practical clinical implications for fostering children's emotional well-being. The author examines how emotions are experienced, expressed, understood, and regulated from infancy through later adulthood, surveying both typical and atypical development. For each stage, chapters highlight the interrelated influences of temperament, neurobiology, and the social environment, and distinguish universal processes from those that vary across cultures. The book presents current knowledge about specific emotions, probes the causes and consequences of emotional maladjustment, and reviews evidence-based and promising interventions. Innovative methods, examples, and meta-analyses are described; key terms are defined within chapters and in an end-of-book glossary.

Author Biography

Linda A. Camras, PhD, is Professor Emerita at DePaul University, where she taught both graduate and undergraduate courses on developmental psychology and social and emotional development. In 2021, she was appointed Co-Editor in Chief of the journal Affective Science. She has served as Associate Editor for both Emotion Review and Cognition and Emotion. Dr. Camras’s research has focused on the development of emotional expression in infants and children from both Western and Asian cultures. Her work has contributed to the recent revival of interest in constructivist approaches to emotion and emotional development. More recently, she has investigated how American and Chinese children’s perceptions of their parents’ behaviors affect their emotional well-being.

Table of Contents

1. Theories of Emotion and Emotional Development
2. Infancy: The First 2 Years
3. Childhood: 2−9 Years
4. Adolescence: 10–17 Years
5. Adulthood: 18–65 Years
6. Later Adulthood: 65+ Years
7. Some Specific Emotions
8. Adversity, Adaptation, Problems, and Interventions
9. Some Final Considerations

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