Emotion-Regulation Choice

@article{Sheppes2011EmotionRegulationC,
  title={Emotion-Regulation Choice},
  author={Gal Sheppes and Susanne Scheibe and Gaurav Suri and James Jonathan Gross},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  year={2011},
  volume={22},
  pages={1391 - 1396}
}
Despite centuries of speculation about how to manage negative emotions, little is actually known about which emotion-regulation strategies people choose to use when confronted with negative situations of varying intensity. On the basis of a new process conception of emotion regulation, we hypothesized that in low-intensity negative situations, people would show a relative preference to choose to regulate emotions by engagement reappraisal, which allows emotional processing. However, we expected… 

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