Individual Differences in Infants ’ Emotional Resonance to a Peer in Distress : Self – Other Awareness and Emotion Regulation

@inproceedings{Geangu2011IndividualDI,
  title={Individual Differences in Infants ’ Emotional Resonance to a Peer in Distress : Self – Other Awareness and Emotion Regulation},
  author={Elena Geangu and Oana Benga and Daniel Stahl and Tricia Striano},
  year={2011}
}
In this study, relations between emotional resonance responses to another’s distress, emotion regulation, and self-other discrimination were investigated in infants three-, six-, and nine-months-old. We measured the emotional reactions to the pain cry of a peer, along with the ability to regulate emotions and to discriminate between self and other body movements. We found evidence that infants do regulate their emotional resonance responses to another’s distress. This relation is age specific… CONTINUE READING

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