Emotional suppression: physiology, self-report, and expressive behavior.

  title={Emotional suppression: physiology, self-report, and expressive behavior.},
  author={James Jonathan Gross and Robert W Levenson},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={64 6},
  • J. Gross, R. Levenson
  • Published 1 June 1993
  • Psychology
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
This study examined the effects of emotional suppression, a form of emotion regulation defined as the conscious inhibition of emotional expressive behavior while emotionally aroused. Ss (43 men and 42 women) watched a short disgust-eliciting film while their behavioral, physiological, and subjective responses were recorded. Ss were told to watch the film (no suppression condition) or to watch the film while behaving "in such a way that a person watching you would not know you were feeling… 

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