Manuela Veríssimo
Group Coordinator

Phone: 218811775

Manuela Veríssimo

Research Interests:

My research aims to emphasize the connection between the quality of secure-base relationships during infancy and childhood and a range of outcomes in the domains of social, cognitive domains, and emotion development. For example, in a recent study we demonstrated that children described as secure in terms of their attachment with mother had ready and more accurate access to the emotion lexicon in tasks requiring them to assess the feeling states of others; and were able to interpret or justify the feeling states of others more accurately than insecurely attached children. Meanwhile, I started my present collaboration in cross-cultural studies of mother child relation. I am convinced that only a cross cultural and developmental perspective may promote a renewed understanding of attachment theory.

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