The influence of emotion down-regulation on the expectation of sexual reward.

  title={The influence of emotion down-regulation on the expectation of sexual reward.},
  author={Mirte Brom and Ellen Laan and W. Th. A. M. Everaerd and Philip Spinhoven and Janna Cousijn and Stephanie Both},
  journal={Behavior therapy},
  volume={46 3},
Emotion regulation research has shown successful altering of unwanted aversive emotional reactions. Cognitive strategies can also regulate expectations of reward arising from conditioned stimuli. However, less is known about the efficacy of such strategies with expectations elicited by conditioned appetitive sexual stimuli, and possible sex differences therein. In the present study it was examined whether a cognitive strategy (attentional deployment) could successfully down-regulate sexual… CONTINUE READING
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