Emotion Socialization by Early Childhood Educators: Conceptual Models from Psychology
AUTHOR : Katherine M. Kitzmann, Katianne M. Howard
INFORMATION : page. 23~44 / 2011 Vol.5 No.1
Early childhood educators play an important role in helping children to understand
and to express emotions. In this paper we highlight the small number of studies in the
U.S. concerning the goals and strategies of early childhood educators with respect to
emotion socialization, and provide personal observations of emotion socialization
practices in two preschools in Hong Kong (PRC) and Memphis (USA). We then
propose a conceptual model that integrates LeVine’s work in cultural anthropology
with psychological research on emotion socialization. In this model, adults share a
universal goal that children develop emotional competence (i.e., skills for emotion
expression, knowledge, and regulation), and this goal is achieved through universal
processes (namely, through adults’ responses to emotions, modeling, emotion conversations,
and meta-emotion philosophies). However, these universal processes are
enacted through practices that are culture-specific. This conceptual model provides a
useful heuristic for examining early childhood educators’ emotion socialization practices
across cultural contexts.
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