Journal article

Emotion socialization within the family environment and adolescent depression

Orli S Schwartz, Lisa B Sheeber, Paul Dudgeon, Nicholas B Allen

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY REVIEW | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2012

Abstract

This review evaluates research addressing the association between parent-child emotional interactions and the development and maintenance of depression in adolescence, with a focus on studies using observational research methods that assess parental responses to children and adolescents' emotional displays. We argue that parental socialization behaviors in response to different emotions expressed by youths may have distinct associations with depressive outcomes. In particular, parental behaviors that reinforce depressive behavior, reciprocate aggression, and fail to positively reinforce positive behavior have each been associated with youth depression. This review identifies a need for more ..

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