Fixing our focus: training attention to regulate emotion.

@article{Wadlinger2011FixingOF,
  title={Fixing our focus: training attention to regulate emotion.},
  author={Heather A Wadlinger and Derek Isaacowitz},
  journal={Personality and social psychology review : an official journal of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Inc},
  year={2011},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={75-102}
}
Empirical studies have frequently linked negative attentional biases with attentional dysfunction and negative moods; however, far less research has focused on how attentional deployment can be an adaptive strategy that regulates emotional experience. The authors argue that attention may be an invaluable tool for promoting emotion regulation. Accordingly, they present evidence that selective attention to positive information reflects emotion regulation and that regulating attention is a… CONTINUE READING