The Method and Meaning of Emotional Expression and Experience during Adolescence

Daniel J. Flannery, Julia C. Torquati, Leann Lindemeier

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This review provides an overview of research on emotional expression and emotional experience during adolescence, defined as the period between the ages of 10 and 21 years. Methodological issues related to research on affect in adolescence are reviewed. This is followed by a review of research in two major content areas: (a) biological influences on emotional expression and experience; and (b) emotion in the family. The section on biological influences includes the hormone-affect relationship and the effects of pubertal status and timing. Emotion in the family includes research on attachment, acceptance and warmth, and research on emotional expression and experience. The review concludes with a brief summary of consistentfindings and suggestionsforfuture research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8-27
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Adolescent Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science


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