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Regulation of Emotional Expression by Adopted Chinese Children

Poster Session VII - Board: VII-052
Sunday, May 24, 2009, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Golden Gate Exhibit Hall

Linda A. Camras
DePaul University

Some research suggests that emotion regulation is impaired in post-institutionalized adopted children. This presentation reports two studies comparing 5-year-old adopted Chinese and non-adopted European American girls’ ability to regulate expressive responses when disappointed. Results indicated that adopted Chinese children regulated their emotion as well as non-adopted European American children.

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