Everyday Problem Solving and Emotion

@article{BlanchardFields2007EverydayPS,
  title={Everyday Problem Solving and Emotion},
  author={F. Blanchard-Fields},
  journal={Current Directions in Psychological Science},
  year={2007},
  volume={16},
  pages={26 - 31}
}
Despite cognitive declines that occur with aging, older adults solve emotionally salient and interpersonal problems in more effective ways than young adults do. I review evidence suggesting that older adults (a) tailor their strategies to the contextual features of the problem and (b) effectively use a combination of instrumental and emotion-regulation strategies. I identify factors of problem-solving contexts that affect what types of problem-solving strategies will be effective. Finally, I… Expand
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