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ERIC Number: EJ784952
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1096-4037
Using an Emotion Regulation Framework to Understand the Role of Temperament and Family Processes in Risk for Adolescent Depressive Disorders
Yap, Marie B. H.; Allen, Nicholas B.; Sheeber, Lisa
Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, v10 n2 p180-196 Jun 2007
Although recent evidence implicates the importance of the family for understanding depressive disorders during adolescence, we still lack a coherent framework for understanding the way in which the myriad of developmental changes occurring within early adolescents and their family environments actually operate to increase adolescents' vulnerability to, or to protect them from, the development of depressive disorders. In this review we propose a framework that places the mechanisms and processes of emotion regulation at the centre of these questions. We argue that emotion regulation can provide an organising rubric under which the role of various factors, such as adolescent and parent temperament and emotion regulation, and parental socialization of child emotion, as well as the interaction amongst these factors, can be understood to account for the role of the family in adolescents' risk for depression. In particular, we posit that adolescent emotion regulation functions as a mechanism through which temperament and family processes interact to increase vulnerability to developing depression.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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