Emotion regulation strategy selection in daily life: The role of social context and goals.

@article{English2017EmotionRS,
  title={Emotion regulation strategy selection in daily life: The role of social context and goals.},
  author={Tammy English and Ihno A. Lee and Oliver P. John and James J. Gross},
  journal={Motivation and emotion},
  year={2017},
  volume={41 2},
  pages={230-242}
}
Recent studies have begun to document the diversity of ways people regulate their emotions. However, one unanswered question is why people regulate their emotions as they do in everyday life. In the present research, we examined how social context and goals influence strategy selection in daily high points and low points. As expected, suppression was particularly tied to social features of context: it was used more when others were present, especially non-close partners, and when people had… CONTINUE READING
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