Expressive Suppression and Acting Classes

@article{Goldstein2013ExpressiveSA,
  title={Expressive Suppression and Acting Classes},
  author={Thalia R. Goldstein and Maya Tamir and Ellen Winner},
  journal={Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts},
  year={2013},
  volume={7},
  pages={191-196}
}
Frequent use of expressive suppression to regulate one’s emotions can impair long-term health and well-being for both children and adults. Therefore, there are important pragmatic benefits to identifying contexts in which individuals learn to avoid expressive suppression. We hypothesized that individuals involved in acting classes—a context in which expression of emotion is highly valued—may use expressive suppression as an emotion regulation technique less than do other individuals. Study 1… 

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