Individual differences in two emotion regulation processes: implications for affect, relationships, and well-being.

  title={Individual differences in two emotion regulation processes: implications for affect, relationships, and well-being.},
  author={James Jonathan Gross and Oliver P. John},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={85 2},
  • J. Gross, O. John
  • Published 1 August 2003
  • Psychology
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
Five studies tested two general hypotheses: Individuals differ in their use of emotion regulation strategies such as reappraisal and suppression, and these individual differences have implications for affect, well-being, and social relationships. Study 1 presents new measures of the habitual use of reappraisal and suppression. Study 2 examines convergent and discriminant validity. Study 3 shows that reappraisers experience and express greater positive emotion and lesser negative emotion… 

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