Elizabeth Perrone ’20
Major: Psychology, Neuroscience Certificate Program
Abigail Fielding ’20
Major: Psychology and Biology
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kelly A. Warmuth, Psychology
The purpose of this study was to observe social contact as a coping mechanism for parents’ post-disagreement anger and sadness. Twenty-seven mother–father pairs completed a laboratory discussion followed by a short questionnaire. Consistent with the pattern of seeking emotional support, mothers who expressed higher levels of anger and sadness were more likely to use social contact as a coping strategy, while the same relationship was not found for fathers.
4-22-2020 12:00 AM