The social consequences of expressive suppression.

  title={The social consequences of expressive suppression.},
  author={Emily Butler and Boris Egloff and Frank H. Wilhelm and Nancy C. Smith and Elizabeth A. Erickson and James Jonathan Gross},
  volume={3 1},
At times, people keep their emotions from showing during social interactions. The authors' analysis suggests that such expressive suppression should disrupt communication and increase stress levels. To test this hypothesis, the authors conducted 2 studies in which unacquainted pairs of women discussed an upsetting topic. In Study 1, one member of each pair was randomly assigned to (a) suppress her emotional behavior, (b) respond naturally, or (c) cognitively reappraise in a way that reduced… 

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