How neglect and punitiveness influence emotion knowledge.

  title={How neglect and punitiveness influence emotion knowledge.},
  author={Margaret Wolan Sullivan and Dennis P. Carmody and Michael Lewis},
  journal={Child psychiatry and human development},
  volume={41 3},
To explore whether punitive parenting styles contribute to early-acquired emotion knowledge deficits observable in neglected children, we observed 42 preschool children's emotion knowledge, expression recognition time, and IQ. The children's mothers completed the Parent-Child Conflict Tactics Scales to assess the recent use of three types of discipline strategies (nonviolent, physically punitive, and psychological aggression), as well as neglectful parenting. Fifteen of the children were… CONTINUE READING