Laura H. Cohen's research while affiliated with University of Mary Washington and other places

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Although functional links between emotion and action are implied in emotion regulation research, there is limited evidence that specific adaptive actions for coping with a challenge are more probable when certain negative emotions are expressed. The current study examined this question among 3- and 4-year-olds (N = 113; M age = 47.84 months, SD = 6...
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Preschool-age children's ability to verbally generate strategies for regulating anger and sadness, and to recognize purported effective strategies for these emotions, were examined in relation to child factors (child age, temperament, and language ability) and maternal emotion socialization (supportiveness and structuring in response to child distr...

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... 31,32 Most researchers generally agree that preschool is the critical period when children learn to use emotion regulation strategies. [33][34][35] As young children begin to socialize during the preschool period, emotional adjustment plays a major role in the development of a healthy personality and the establishment of positive social relationships with other children. 36,37 Children often express the intensity of their emotions by using the voice as the instrument to express such feelings. ...
... From a comparison of the relationship between emotions and behaviors of preschoolers facing a challenge alone or with their mother, researchers found that happiness when facing a challenge with their mother was associated with a broader range of behaviors, and anger when facing a challenge alone was associated with a wider range of behaviors. Dennis used functional emotion theory to explain the differences in emotions and adaptive behaviors in different scenarios [47]. These studies have shown that individual behavior depends on the setting of emotions. ...