Learning Objectives

After completing this chapter you should be able to:

  • Examine infants’ developing capacities for basic and self-conscious emotions and emotion regulation.
  • Describe the progression of children’s understanding and regulation of emotion.
  • Contrast the emotional experiences and coping skills of adolescents and adults.
  • Compare attachment styles in infancy and adulthood. 
  • Discuss the lifespan stability of temperament and the role of goodness of fit in adjustment.