Carla Fernandes
PhD Student


Research Interests:

My research interests are mainly focused in the implications that early affective relationships have in children’s social development. More specifically, I’m interested in exploring the relation between parents-child attachment quality and children’s social competence in preschool years. Thus, I aim to contribute to the knowledge and comprehension of social competence ontogeny by mapping early contributes of attachment through secure base behaviors organization and also attachment concurrent support to children’s social competence, through attachment representations.

Ongoing Projects:

Quality of attachment and the development of social competence in children in preschool years (SFRH/BD/60793/2009).

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