A Dynamic Systems Approach to Emotion Co-Regulation in Father-Child Dyads
when Children have Autism Spectrum Disorder

Authors: Yuqing Guo 1, Dana Rose Garfin 2, Agnes Ly 3, Wendy Goldberg 2
1 University of California Irvine, Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing, 2 Department of Psychology and Social Behavior
3 University of Delaware, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

Introduction: Emotion regulation abilities facilitate the development of emotional functioning and long-term adaptive skills (Gross, 1998, 2007). Emotional dysregulation, while not a core deficit of ASD, is frequently observed among children with ASD and contributes to problems in social interaction.

Objective: To compare micro-level positive and negative emotion coregulation processes in father-child dyads for children with ASD and neurotypical (NT) children.