Patterns of Attachment and Emotional Competence in Middle Childhood

  title={Patterns of Attachment and Emotional Competence in Middle Childhood},
  author={Livia Colle and Marco Del Giudice},
The study investigated the relationship between patterns of attachment and emotional competence at the beginning of middle childhood in a sample of 122 seven-year-olds. A new battery of tasks was developed in order to assess two facets of emotional competence (emotion recognition and knowledge of regulation strategies). Attachment was related to the choice of emotion regulation strategies in hypothetical situations; secure children produced the highest frequency of cognitive engagement… CONTINUE READING
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