Title

Interpersonal Development in Infancy: The Interconnectedness of Emotion Understanding and Social Cognition

Keywords

emotional development, social cognition, emotion understanding

Abstract

Understanding emotion in interpersonal contexts involves appreciating others’ relations with the environment. This ability is related fundamentally to social cognition, including understanding the actions and goals of social partners. However, the significance of infants’ emotion understanding has been largely underemphasized in recent studies on infants’ social‐cognitive development. In this review, we highlight the interconnectedness of emotion understanding and social cognition in socioemotional development. We incorporate a relational view of emotion to bridge empirical and theoretical work on emotional and social‐cognitive development, and to demonstrate the utility of this approach for advancing novel areas of inquiry.

Original Publication Citation

Reschke, P. J., Walle, E. A., & Dukes, D. (2017). Interpersonal development in infancy: The interconnectedness of emotion understanding and social cognition. Child Development Perspectives, 11, 178-183. [IF = 3.911].

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2017-03-13

Publisher

Child Development Perspectives

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Assistant Professor

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