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Lecture 19

PSYC2450 Lecture 19: Emotional Development


Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYC 2450
Professor
Carol Anne Hendry
Lecture
19

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Feb.29th,2016
Lecture19:EmotionalDevelopment,Temperament,andAttachment
Assignment:
Watch“babies”(onlinefree),pickone,andfollowtheexplicitinstructionsanalyzingtheir
development(instructionsgivenlatertoday).
You’llneedtousepeerreviewedsourcesplusthetextbook.
Midterm:March14th18th
EmotionalDevelopment:
 basicorprimaryemotions
 presentatbirth:interest,distress,disgust,andcontentment
 disgustisaninterestingone,probablyhaveitbecausefrombirththeycan
avoidthingsthatarepotentiallytoxic
 emergebetween2and7months:anger,sadness,joy,surprise,fear
 ComplexorsecondaryEmotions
 insecondyearselfconsciousemotionsemerger:embarrassment,shame,guilt,
envy,pride
 worryaboutwhatothersthinkofus,understandothershavethingswedon’t,
senseofself.
 shamemakeusfeellessworthy,peoplewon'twanttoconnectwithus,justnot
anicefeeling.Attherootofmostmentalhealthdifficultiesarerelatedto
experientialavoidanceandshame.
 childrenwhofeelalotofshameisveryhighlycorrelatedwithlowself
worth
EmotionalandSocialBehaviour
 emotionaldisplayrules
 culturallyspecific
 whentosuppresscertainemotionsandwhentoexpresscertainemotions
 sometimesnotdiscussedoutloud
 ex.whenyourgrandmagivesyouahorriblesweater,youstillsaythankyouand
tellherit’spretty,you’llwearit,etc.
 emotionalregulation
 genderstereotypes:girlsshouldn’tgetangry,boysshouldn’tcry
 younggirlsangerisdisciplinedmoreoftenthanboys’,boysangerismore
oftenignoredorwavedoff.Girlsaremorelikelytohavesomeoneaddress
theiranger.
 harderforboysthanforgirls
 behavioursandlanguageareimportant
 tempertantrumsareassociatedwithbadbehaviour.It’sactuallyan
indicationofemotionaldisregulation,sotheywereunabletoprocessan
emotion.
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