Is Timing Everything? Temporal Considerations in Emotion Regulation

  title={Is Timing Everything? Temporal Considerations in Emotion Regulation},
  author={Gal Sheppes and James Jonathan Gross},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Review},
  pages={319 - 331}
  • G. Sheppes, J. Gross
  • Published 13 January 2011
  • Psychology
  • Personality and Social Psychology Review
It is often said that timing is everything. The process model of emotion regulation has taken this aphorism to heart, suggesting that down-regulating emotions before they are “up and running” is always easier than down-regulating emotions once they have gathered force (i.e., generic timing hypothesis). But does timing (i.e., emotion intensity) matter equally for all forms of regulation? In this article, the authors offer an alternative process-specific timing hypothesis, in which emotion… 

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