Personality and emotional memory: How regulating emotion impairs memory for emotional events

@article{Richards2006PersonalityAE,
  title={Personality and emotional memory: How regulating emotion impairs memory for emotional events},
  author={J. McDowell Richards and James J. Gross},
  journal={Journal of Research in Personality},
  year={2006},
  volume={40},
  pages={631-651}
}
Abstract In everyday life, individuals actively regulate their emotions in a variety of ways. One common form of emotion regulation is expressive suppression, which entails inhibiting outward signs of emotion. Although expressive suppression is often undertaken with an eye to looking calm despite feeling emotional, an analysis of its self-regulatory demands suggests that this form of emotion regulation may come at a cognitive price. We tested this hypothesis in two studies. In Study 1, we… Expand
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