Emotion Processes

This research focuses on child and adult emotion processes, including the expression and socialization of positive and negative emotions both inside and outside of the family

McNeil, G. D. & Repetti, R. L. (2022). Increases in positive emotions as precursors to therapeutic change. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 29, 1113-1124.

McNeil, G. D. & Repetti, R. L. (2021). Everyday emotions: Naturalistic observations of specific positive emotions in daily family life. Journal of Family Psychology, 35, 172-181.

Repetti, R.L. & McNeil, G. (2018). Interpersonal emotion dynamics in families. In A. K. Randall & D. Schoebi (Eds), Interpersonal Emotion Dynamics in Close Relationships (pp. 129-148). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Sperling, J. & Repetti, R. (2018). Understanding emotion socialization through naturalistic observations of parent-child interactions. Family Relations, 67, 325-338.

Bai, S. & Repetti, R.L. (2018). Negative and positive emotion responses to daily school problems: Links to internalizing and externalizing problemsJournal of Abnormal Child Psychology46, 423-435.

Bai, S., Repetti, R. L., & Sperling, J. (2016). Children’s expressions of positive emotion are sustained by smiling, touching and playing with parents and siblings: A naturalistic observational study of family life. Developmental Psychology, 52, 88-101.

Sears, M.S., Repetti, R. L., Reynolds, B.M. & Sperling, J.B. (2014). A naturalistic observational study of children’s expressions of anger and irritation in the family context. Emotion, 14(2), 272-283.