Emotion Regulation: Past, Present, Future

  title={Emotion Regulation: Past, Present, Future},
  author={James Jonathan Gross},
  journal={Cognition \& Emotion},
  • J. Gross
  • Published 1 September 1999
  • Psychology
  • Cognition & Emotion
Modern emotion theories emphasise the adaptive value of emotions. Emotions are by no means always helpful, however. They often must be regulated. The study of emotion regulation has its origins in the psychoanalytic and stress and coping traditions. Recently, increased interest in emotion regulation has led to crucial boundary ambiguities that now threaten progress in this domain. It is argued that distinctions need to be made between (1) regulation of emotion and regulation by emotion; (2… 
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