Chapter 10 – Emotional development IN ADDITION TO YOUR NOTES FROM THE MOVIE
Functions of emotions
o What is an emotion
o What do theorists that take a functionalist approach to emotions believe?
o Think up examples of relationships between emotion & cognition
o Think up examples of relationships between emotions & social behavior
o Think up examples of relationships between emotions & health
Depression & emotions
o What does Tronick’s still-face procedure show?
o How does the baby react to the mother’s still-face?
o What effect does parental depression have on the child’s development?
Development of emotional expression
o What are the basic (Izard called them primary) emotions?
o How are children’s facial expressions coded to figure out what emotion they are
displaying? (by what method)
o What are the signs that children are ‘happy’? What is a social smile and when
does it develop? When do children start laughing?
o How does the newborn’s generalized distress develop into anger and sadness?
o Why do angry reactions increase with age?
o How does fear develop? What is secure base behavior?
o What are the self-conscious emotions? (Michael Lewis calls them the social
o What does Michael Lewis say is a precondition to the social/self-conscious
o What is the role of adult feedback in the development of social emotions?
o What is emotional self-regulation, and what does it require?