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The emerging field of emotion regulation: an integrative review.

by J. J. Gross
Review of General Psychology ()


Th e emergin g field o f emotio n regulatio n studie s ho w individual s influenc e whic h emotion s the y have , whe n the y hav e them , an d ho w the y experienc e an d expres s them . Thi s revie w take s a n evolutionar y perspectiv e an d characterize s emotio n i n term s o f respons e tendencies . Emotio n regulatio n i s denne d an d distinguishe d fro m coping , moo d regulation , defense , an d affec t regulation . I n th e increasingl y specialize d disci - plin e o f psychology , th e field o f emotio n regulatio n cut s acros s traditiona l boundarie s an d provide s commo n ground . Accordin g t o a proces s mode l o f emotio n regulation , emotio n ma y b e regulate d a t five point s i n th e emotio n generativ e process : (a ) selectio n o f th e situation , (b ) modificatio n o f th e situation , (c ) deploymen t o f attention , (d ) chang e o f cognitions , an d (e ) modulatio n o f responses . Th e field o f emotio n regulatio n promise s ne w insight s int o age-ol d question s abou t ho w peopl e manag e thei r emotions

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