Heart Rate Variability as an Index of Regulated Emotional Responding

  title={Heart Rate Variability as an Index of Regulated Emotional Responding},
  author={Bradley M. Appelhans and Linda J. Luecken},
  journal={Review of General Psychology},
  pages={229 - 240}
The study of individual differences in emotional responding can provide considerable insight into interpersonal dynamics and the etiology of psychopathology. Heart rate variability (HRV) analysis is emerging as an objective measure of regulated emotional responding (generating emotional responses of appropriate timing and magnitude). This review provides a theoretical and empirical rationale for the use of HRV as an index of individual differences in regulated emotional responding. Two major… 

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