Eric Walle

Professional Bio 

Eric A. Walle, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Merced. Dr. Walle's research centers generally on emotion and he has written extensively on the interpersonal functions of emotion. His empirical work examines socio-emotional development in infancy, particularly infant responding to others’ emotional communication.

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My expertise is in the study of emotion, with a particular emphasis on emotional development in infancy and early childhood. My theoretical and empirical research stresses the functions of emotion in interpersonal contexts. Specific areas of emphasis include discrete emotion theory, emotion functions, emotion regulation, and empathy.

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