Brown Bag Talk by Ms. Yeo Geck Hong on 15 August


Speaker: Ms. Yeo Geck Hong

Title: The Characteristics and Influences of Paternal and Maternal Emotion Socialisation on Adolescents’ Emotion Regulation

Date: 15 August 2014, 1-2pm

Venue: AS4/02-08 (Psychology Department Meeting Room)


The present study examined the characteristics and influences of paternal and maternal emotion socialisation – parental reactions and emotional expressivity – on the emotion regulation of 115 Singapore adolescents aged 11-19. Results indicated both divergences and convergences in the characteristics of parental reactions vis-à-vis the findings established in the East and the West. Notably, some of the parental reactions that surfaced from the study were distinctive. Further, results signified the need to investigate both paternal and maternal emotion socialisation and their influences on adolescents’ emotion regulation.

About the Speaker:

Geck Hong received her bachelor’s degree majoring in Psychology from the National University of Singapore (NUS). She is currently pursuing her M.Soc.Sci and her main research examines parental emotion socialisation of adolescents.

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