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Re: [xmca] FW: Holodynski, The Internalization theory of emotions

I believe that the idea of age periodization in Vygotsky (and Leontiev, and
Piaget and ..... ) almost certainly needs to be enriched by ethnographic
research on variations in what constitutes a milestone and when it is said
to occur across cultures, social classes, genders, history, etc. The very
use of the word, pre-school, tips the game.

I am personally really interested in the development of social smiling in
the first year of life and would love
to discuss that topic with respect to the general theory because in some
ways it is a paradigm case. But to do that on XMCA is to get everyone
reading the empirical article on this subject in this issue of MCA and that
we are not supposed to do. Groan.

On Mon, Apr 8, 2013 at 10:15 AM, Peter Smagorinsky <smago@uga.edu> wrote:

> Manfred, thanks for responding.
> Note that I did not reject what's in the article, only noted what seems to
> me to be a glaring omission. I can't say I've got an easy answer to the
> question of what occurs emotionally during adolescence, because it's a
> period of continual change in just about every regard. It's also not an
> area in which I have any sort of expertise, so I was hoping the article
> would enlighten me. p
> Dear Peter,
> you're right in considering the gap between childhood and adulthood in the
> internalization theory of emotion and it is necessary for future research
> to fill this gap.
> However, addressing this is a bit like "I want all - or it could not be
> good". So, what's about these developmental phases I have addressed?
> Neonates, infants, preschoolers and children? How do you think about the
> conception of these periods? I adopted Vygotsky's periods of the
> acquisition of sign use to the development of emotions. And indeed, the
> internalization of sign use is completed in a first developmental cycle
> during late childhood. It is an interesting questions which are the main
> development tasks for adolescents in the development of emotions. Is it the
> emergence of new emotions such as falling in love or national pride or/and
> is it a new quality of emotion regulation such as regulating emotions in
> advance, that means, to anticipate the satisfaction of motives in the
> future and to regulate one's life - and emotions - from this perspective.
> But then, it is a question of emotion regulation and not so much a question
> of the emergence of new emotion qualities.
> Manfred
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