Emotion regulation and memory: the cognitive costs of keeping one's cool.

  title={Emotion regulation and memory: the cognitive costs of keeping one's cool.},
  author={J. McDowell Richards and James Jonathan Gross},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={79 3},
  • J. Richards, J. Gross
  • Published 1 September 2000
  • Psychology
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
An emerging literature has begun to document the affective consequences of emotion regulation. Little is known, however, about whether emotion regulation also has cognitive consequences. A process model of emotion suggests that expressive suppression should reduce memory for emotional events but that reappraisal should not. Three studies tested this hypothesis. Study 1 experimentally manipulated expressive suppression during film viewing, showing that suppression led to poorer memory for the… 

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