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Sentiments and the motivational psychology of parental care

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  30 October 2017

Mark Schaller*
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada. schaller@psych.ubc.ca http://www2.psych.ubc.ca/~schallerlab/

Abstract

Beyond its implications for contempt, it remains to be determined whether the sentiment concept might be applied usefully to other domains of social affect. This commentary considers its applicability to the domain of parental caregiving. Characteristic features of sentiments are considered in conjunction with empirical research on the motivational psychology of parental care.

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