Putting Feelings Into Words: Affect Labeling as Implicit Emotion Regulation

  title={Putting Feelings Into Words: Affect Labeling as Implicit Emotion Regulation},
  author={Jared B. Torre and Matthew D. Lieberman},
  journal={Emotion Review},
  pages={116 - 124}
Putting feelings into words, or “affect labeling,” can attenuate our emotional experiences. However, unlike explicit emotion regulation techniques, affect labeling may not even feel like a regulatory process as it occurs. Nevertheless, research investigating affect labeling has found it produces a pattern of effects like those seen during explicit emotion regulation, suggesting affect labeling is a form of implicit emotion regulation. In this review, we will outline research on affect labeling… 
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