Emotion regulation effectiveness: What works when.

Gal Sheppes, James J. Gross

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We begin by briefly outlining what makes a given situation emotional. We then discuss how emotions develop in these special situations. Following that we discuss emotion regulation, which refers to the ways in which emotions can be altered or controlled. In doing so, we discuss past and present conceptions of emotion regulation with an emphasis on a process model of emotion regulation (Gross & Thompson, 2007). We then suggest additional relevant factors that determine the effectiveness of different emotion regulation strategies. These factors are arranged in a new framework to which we give direct empirical evidence. We conclude by offering future directions for better understanding emotion regulation. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2020 APA, all rights reserved)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of psychology:
Subtitle of host publicationPersonality and social psychology, Vol. 5, 2nd ed.
EditorsIrving B. Weiner, Howard A. Tennen, Jerry M. Suls
Place of PublicationHoboken, NJ, US
Number of pages15
StatePublished - Nov 2012


  • *Emotional Control
  • *Emotional Regulation
  • Models


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