Cognitive emotion regulation fails the stress test.

@article{Raio2013CognitiveER,
  title={Cognitive emotion regulation fails the stress test.},
  author={Candace M. Raio and Temidayo A Orederu and Laura Palazzolo and Ashley A Shurick and Elizabeth A. Phelps},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2013},
  volume={110 37},
  pages={15139-44}
}
Cognitive emotion regulation has been widely shown in the laboratory to be an effective way to alter the nature of emotional responses. Despite its success in experimental contexts, however, we often fail to use these strategies in everyday life where stress is pervasive. The successful execution of cognitive regulation relies on intact executive functioning and engagement of the prefrontal cortex, both of which are rapidly impaired by the deleterious effects of stress. Because it is… CONTINUE READING