UCLA Sloan Center on the Everyday Lives of Families (CELF) Recordings of Family Life

These studies analyze CELF’s continuous naturalistic recordings of families going about their everyday lives.

Goldenberg, E.R., Repetti, R. L., Sandhofer, C. M. (2022). Contextual variation in language input to children: A naturalistic approach. Developmental Psychology, 58, 1051-1065.

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.

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., & 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.

Wang, S. & Repetti, R. (2016). Who gives to whom? Testing the support gap hypothesis with naturalistic observations of couple interactions. Journal of Family Psychology, 30, 492-502.

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.

Wang, S. & Repetti, R. L. (2014). Psychological well-being and job stress predict marital support interactions: A naturalistic observational study of dual-earner couples in their homes. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 107, 864-878.

Campos, B., Wang, S., Plaksina, T., Repetti, R. L., Schoebi, D, Ochs, E., & Beck, M.E. (2013). Positive and negative emotion in the daily life of dual-earner couples with children. Journal of Family Psychology, 27(1), 76-85.

Repetti, R. L., Saxbe, D.E., & Wang, S. (2013). Stress. In E. Ochs & T. Kremer-Sadlik (Eds.), Fast-Forward Family (174-191). Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

Wang, S., Repetti, R.L., & Campos, B. (2011). Job stress and family social behavior: The moderating role of neuroticismJournal of Occupational Health Psychology, 16, 441-456.

Campos, B., Graesch, A.P., Repetti, R., Bradbury T., & Ochs, E. (2009). Opportunity for interaction? A naturalistic observation study of dual-earner families after work and school. Journal of Family Psychology, 23(6), 798-807.