Learning aims

Learning aims have been provided to help keep track of the key concepts you need to master in each chapter:

  • be able to describe the developmental course of emotion expression, emotion understanding and emotion regulation
  • be familiar with the concept of emotional intelligence and the issues surrounding its measurement
  • be able to explain key concepts such as social referencing, basic emotions and emotional display rules
  • be able to describe the important aspects of attachment theory, know the four phases of attach­ment, and be able to describe the differences between securely and insecurely attached children
  • understand and be able to define the concept of temperament and key concepts such as goodness of fit
  • be able to comment on evidence for and against the stability of temperament