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How a Parent’s Affection Shapes a Child’s Happiness

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Discover why affectionate contact between parents and children is critical to children’s positive growth—and see what parents can do to build hugs into their daily routines.

Timing Matters: Patterns of Emotion Dynamics Between Mothers and Children During Adolescence

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By Alexandra Main

Adolescence is a time period when a children’s relationships with their parents can undergo transformations that increase conflict and negative emotion (Laursen & Collins, 2009). To better understand how these conflicts are managed, my colleagues and I analyzed the emotion dynamics—i.e., the patterns of emotional exchange between parents and adolescents—during conflict discussions.

Psychology News Round-Up: ICYMI October 19, 2018

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The growth mindset and empathy figure prominently this week. See what else you may have missed online.

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