Emotion Regulation in Older Age

  title={Emotion Regulation in Older Age},
  author={Heather L. Urry and James Jonathan Gross},
  journal={Current Directions in Psychological Science},
  pages={352 - 357}
  • H. L. Urry, J. Gross
  • Published 1 December 2010
  • Psychology
  • Current Directions in Psychological Science
Older age is normatively associated with losses in physical, cognitive, and social domains. Despite these losses, older adults often report higher levels of well-being than do younger adults. How can we explain this enhancement of well-being? In this article, we consider one possible explanation, namely, that older adults show enhanced emotion regulation. Specifically, we propose that older adults achieve well-being by selecting and optimizing particular emotion regulation processes to… 

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