Handbook of Emotional Development

  • Vanessa LoBue
  • Koraly Pérez-Edgar
  • Kristin A. Buss

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Vanessa LoBue, Koraly Pérez-Edgar, Kristin A. Buss
    Pages 1-3
  3. Theories and Biological Foundations of Emotional Development

  4. Expression of Individual Emotions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Daniel Messinger, Samantha G. Mitsven, Yeojin Amy Ahn, Emily B. Prince, Lei Sun, Camila Rivero-Fernández
      Pages 171-198
    3. Jessica M. Dollar, Susan D. Calkins
      Pages 199-225
    4. Janice Zeman, Margaret Cameron, Natalee Price
      Pages 227-256
    5. Vanessa LoBue, Emily Kim, Mauricio Delgado
      Pages 257-282
    6. Joshua Rottman, Jasmine DeJesus, Heather Greenebaum
      Pages 283-309
    7. Tracy L. Spinrad, Nancy Eisenberg
      Pages 351-372
  5. Cognition and Context in Emotional Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 373-373
    2. Martha Ann Bell, Christy D. Wolfe, Anjolii Diaz, Ran Liu
      Pages 375-403
    3. Cynthia Stifter, Mairin Augustine
      Pages 405-430
    4. Holly Shablack, Kristen A. Lindquist
      Pages 451-478
    5. Tina Malti, Linlin Zhang, Eleanor Myatt, Joanna Peplak, Erinn L. Acland
      Pages 543-567
    6. Yang Yang, Qi Wang
      Pages 569-593
    7. Sarah J. Coe-Odess, Rachel K. Narr, Joseph P. Allen
      Pages 595-625
    8. Esther M. Leerkes, Lauren G. Bailes
      Pages 627-661
  6. Atypical Emotional Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 663-663
    2. Elizabeth J. Kiel, Anne E. Kalomiris
      Pages 665-693
    3. Alyssa R. Palmer, Shreya Lakhan-Pal, Dante Cicchetti
      Pages 695-748
    4. Jessica L. Burris, Mariya Chernenok, Tawny R. Bussey, Susan M. Rivera
      Pages 749-766
    5. Madeline B. Harms, Brian T. Leitzke, Seth D. Pollak
      Pages 767-786
    6. Vanessa LoBue, Koraly Pérez-Edgar, Kristin A. Buss
      Pages 813-815
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 817-836

About this book


This handbook offers a comprehensive review of the research on emotional development. It examines research on individual emotions, including happiness, anger, sadness, fear, and disgust, as well as self-conscious and pro-social emotions. Chapters describe theoretical and biological foundations and address the roles of cognition and context on emotional development. In addition, chapters discuss issues concerning atypical emotional development, such as anxiety, depression, developmental disorders, maltreatment, and deprivation. The handbook concludes with important directions for the future research of emotional development.

Topics featured in this handbook include:

  • The physiology and neuroscience of emotions.
  • Perception and expression of emotional faces.
  • Prosocial and moral emotions.
  • The interplay of emotion and cognition.
  • The effects of maltreatment on children’s emotional development.
  • Potential emotional problems that result from early deprivation.

The Handbook of Emotional Development is an essential resource for researchers, clinicians/professionals, and graduate students in child and school psychology, social work, public health, child and adolescent psychiatry, pediatrics, and related disciplines.


Anxiety and emotional development Autism and emotional development Cultural variation in emotional expression Depression and emotional development Deprivation and emotional development Emotion and development of theory of mind Emotion in childhood education Emotional development across the lifespan Emotional development in adolescence and emerging adulthood Emotional development in infancy and early childhood Facial expressions in infants Infant behavior and development Infant emotional development Language and emotional development Maltreatment and emotional development Measuring emotions throughout development Morality and emotional development Neuroscience of emotional development Prosocial emotions in childhood Self-conscious emotions throughout development

Editors and affiliations

  • Vanessa LoBue
    • 1
  • Koraly Pérez-Edgar
    • 2
  • Kristin A. Buss
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyRutgers University—NewarkNewarkUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyPennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA
  3. 3.Department of PsychologyThe Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

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