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Infant Behav Dev. 2013 Jun;36(3):298-306. doi: 10.1016/j.infbeh.2013.03.003. Epub 2013 Mar 29.

Emotion regulation and attachment: relationships with children's secure base, during different situational and social contexts in naturalistic settings.

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UIPCDE, Unidade de Investigação em Psicologia Cognitiva, do Desenvolvimento e da Educação, ISPA-Instituto Universitário, Lisboa, Portugal. lisa.roque.psychologist@gmail.com

Abstract

This study investigated the relationships between children's secure base and emotion regulation, namely their behavioral strategies and emotional expressiveness, during different situational and social contexts in naturalistic settings. Fifty-five children ranging in age from 18 to 26 months of age and their mothers participated in this study. Children were exposed to three situational (fear, positive affect and frustration/anger) and two social (maternal constraint and involvement) contexts. Toddlers' behavioral strategies differed as function of emotion-eliciting context, maternal involvement and attachment quality. Emotional expressiveness varied as function of an interaction involving situational contexts, maternal involvement and children's attachment security.

PMID:
23542812
DOI:
10.1016/j.infbeh.2013.03.003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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