The socialization of emotional understanding: a comparison of neglectful and nonneglectful mothers and their children.

@article{Edwards2005TheSO,
  title={The socialization of emotional understanding: a comparison of neglectful and nonneglectful mothers and their children.},
  author={Anna Edwards and Kimberly A Shipman and Amy J Brown},
  journal={Child maltreatment},
  year={2005},
  volume={10 3},
  pages={293-304}
}
This study investigated the influence of maternal socialization (i.e., maternal support, discussion of emotion, negative affect) on children's emotional understanding in 24 neglectful mother-child dyads and a matched control group. Mothers and children were administered an interaction task. Mothers were also assessed for negative emotional experience, and children were assessed for emotional understanding and expectations of maternal support. Findings indicated that neglectful mothers, compared… CONTINUE READING

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