When referring to "emotions," the editors mean some complex set of processes or abilities, whether or not the topic is normal or atypical development. Specifically, they use the term "emotion" to refer to at least three things -- emotional expressions, emotional states, and emotional experiences. The focus of this volume, these three aspects of emotional life are affected by socialization practices, maturational change, and individual biological differences including, in this case, differences in children as a function of disability. Contributors examine the development of emotions in children with organic or psychological disorders as well as those in compromised social contexts making this volume of prime importance to developmental, clinical, and social psychologists, educators, and child mental health experts.
Table of ContentsContents: Preface. T. Field, Expressivity in Physically and Emotionally Handicapped Children. T. Walden, L. Knieps, Reading and Responding to Social Signals. M. Lewis, M.W. Sullivan, The Role of Situation and Child Status on Emotional Interaction. P. Mundy, J. Willoughby, Nonverbal Communication, Joint Attention, and Early Socioemotional Development. M. Bendersky, S.M. Alessandri, M. Lewis, Emotions in Cocaine-Exposed Infants. C. Kasari, M. Sigman, Expression and Understanding of Emotion in Atypical Development: Autism and Down Syndrome. N.A. Fox, A. Sobel, S. Calkins, P. Cole, Inhibited Children Talk About Themselves: Self-Reflection on Personality Development and Change in 7-Year Olds. L.A. Turner, Attributional Beliefs of Persons with Mild Mental Retardation. R.J. Casey, Emotional Competence in Children with Externalizing and Internalizing Disorders. S.M. Alessandri, M. Lewis, Development of the Self-Conscious Emotions in Maltreated Children. L.A. Camras, E. Sachs-Alter, S.C. Ribordy, Emotion Understanding in Maltreated Children: Recognition of Facial Expressions and Integration with Other Emotion Cues. S.A. Denham, S. Lydick, J. Mitchell-Copeland, Socioemotional Assessment for Atypical Infants and Preschoolers.