An Introduction to Parental Socialization

Hello, dear research enthusiasts!


I’m Laura Crespo, a junior psychology major, and the research for this summer will be used for my honors thesis.  The focus of my project is the role of behavior and nonverbal communication in parental socialization.  Parents “socialize” children’s emotional understanding by their reactions to children’s expression and experiencing of emotion. Socialization plays a role in children’s development of social competence and in their development of various psychological disorders.

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