Placing Emotional Self-Regulation in Sociocultural and Socioeconomic Contexts
Article first published online: 23 MAR 2004
Volume 75, Issue 2, pages 346–353, March 2004
How to Cite
Raver, C. C. (2004), Placing Emotional Self-Regulation in Sociocultural and Socioeconomic Contexts. Child Development, 75: 346–353. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8624.2004.00676.x
- Issue published online: 23 MAR 2004
- Article first published online: 23 MAR 2004
In their review, Cole, Martin, and Dennis (this issue) relied on a valuable set of empirical examples of emotion regulation in infancy, toddlerhood, and the preschool period to make their case. These examples can be extended to include an emergent body of published research examining normative emotional regulatory processes among low-income and ethnic minority children using similar experimental methods. The following article considers emotion regulation across differing income, risk, and sociocultural contexts. Review of this literature points to ways these broader contexts are likely to influence children's development of emotional self-regulation. This review also points to innovative analytic approaches that might be useful in inferring causal mechanisms in emotion regulation research.