Deliberate real-time mood regulation in adulthood: the importance of age, fixation and attentional functioning.

@article{Noh2011DeliberateRM,
  title={Deliberate real-time mood regulation in adulthood: the importance of age, fixation and attentional functioning.},
  author={Soo Rim Noh and Monika Lohani and Derek Isaacowitz},
  journal={Cognition & emotion},
  year={2011},
  volume={25 6},
  pages={998-1013}
}
While previous research has linked executive attention to emotion regulation, the current study investigated the role of attentional alerting (i.e., efficient use of external warning cues) on younger (N=39) and older (N=44) adults' use of gaze to regulate their mood in real time. Participants viewed highly arousing unpleasant images while reporting their mood and were instructed to deliberately manage how they felt and to minimise the effect of those stimuli on their mood. Fixations toward the… CONTINUE READING