Emotion Regulation and Personality Development in Childhood

Authored by: Carolyn Saarni

Handbook of Personality Development

Print publication date:  April  2006
Online publication date:  February  2014

Print ISBN: 9780805847161
eBook ISBN: 9781315805610
Adobe ISBN: 9781317778073

10.4324/9781315805610.ch13

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Abstract

The construct emotion regulation has links both to individual temperament and to attachment style. These, in turn, are associated with personality development in childhood. The discussion of these theoretical and empirical linkages also includes a brief overview of the kinds of research that have investigated how emotion regulation contributes to individual differences in social competence.

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