Individual Differences In Young Children’s Self-Concepts: Implications For Children With Cleft Lip And Palate
Published 1995 · Psychology
This chapter reflects a belief that a consideration of the emotional basis of self-understanding will lead to a more accurate picture of the development of the self-concepts of children with clefts of the lip and/or palate (CLP). Recently, there has been a great deal of attention paid to the role of emotionality in personality and self-concept development. For example, Watson and Clark (in press) have delineated the emotional core of extraversion in adults. Emde (1983) and Stern (1985) have suggested that early affective experiences form a core around which children organize their representations of themselves and their world.