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 problems. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 46, 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.