Emotion generation and emotion regulation: Moving beyond traditional dual-process accounts.

Gal Sheppes, James J. Gross

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In this chapter, we revisit this debate from tbe standpoint of a dual-process perspective. To that end, we begin by clearly defining emotion generation and emotion regulation, and by describing considerations that justify their separation. We then describe a dual-process model that uses a classic framework according to which emotion generation is executed via associative processes and emotion regulation via reflective processes. Although this model is broadly consistent with prior experimental work in the field, we argue that emerging evidence challenges this classic categorization and suggests the value of making a further division within the emotion regulation concept that includes the operation of both associative and reflective processes. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2020 APA, all rights reserved)
Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationDual-process theories of the social mind.
EditorsJeffrey W. Sherman, Bertram Gawronski, Yaacov Trope
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, US
Number of pages11
StatePublished - 22 Apr 2014


  • Associative Processes
  • Classification (Cognitive Process)
  • Emotional Control


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