Emotion regulation: a theme in search of definition.

  title={Emotion regulation: a theme in search of definition.},
  author={R. Thompson},
  journal={Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development},
  volume={59 2-3},
  • R. Thompson
  • Published 1994
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development
  • Contemporary interest in emotion regulation promises to advance important new views of emotional development as well as offering applications to developmental psychopathology, but these potential contributions are contingent on developmentalists' attention to some basic definitional issues. This essay offers a perspective on these issues by considering how emotion regulation should be defined, the various components of the management of emotion, how emotion regulation strategies fit into the… CONTINUE READING
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