Understanding Emotions


  • Naja Ferjan Ramirez, PhD
  • Lindsay Klarman, MNPL, NIC-A
  • Sarah Roseberry Lytle, PhD
  • Betty Repacholi, PhD
  • Elizabeth Zack, PhD
  • Patricia K. Kuhl, PhD
  • Andrew N. Meltzoff, PhD
  • Dyadic interaction
    a back-and-forth exchange between caregiver and child
    the ability to control our behaviors, emotions, and impulses
    Social emotional development
    learning to express and manage emotions and form positive relationships
    Social referencing
    looking to an adult for emotional information in an uncertain situation
    Triadic interaction
    a back-and-forth exchange between caregiver, child, and object