Emotion Regulation in Romantic Relationships: The Cognitive Consequences of Concealing Feelings

  title={Emotion Regulation in Romantic Relationships: The Cognitive Consequences of Concealing Feelings},
  author={J. Richards and E. Butler and J. Gross},
  journal={Journal of Social and Personal Relationships},
  pages={599 - 620}
  • J. Richards, E. Butler, J. Gross
  • Published 2003
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Social and Personal Relationships
  • People frequently regulate the emotions that arise during tense social interactions. Common regulation strategies include cognitive reappraisal, which involves interpreting a situation in positive terms, and expressive suppression, which involves inhibiting overt signs of inner emotional states. According to our analysis, during tense social interactions reappraisal should (i) increase memory for what was said, whereas suppression should (ii) decrease memory for what was said, and (iii… CONTINUE READING
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