The social costs of emotional suppression: a prospective study of the transition to college.

  title={The social costs of emotional suppression: a prospective study of the transition to college.},
  author={Sanjay Srivastava and Maya Tamir and Kelly M. McGonigal and Oliver P. John and James Jonathan Gross},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={96 4},
There is growing interest in understanding how emotion regulation affects adaptation. The present study examined expressive suppression (which involves inhibiting the overt expression of emotion) and how it affects a critical domain of adaptation, social functioning. This investigation focused on the transition to college, a time that presents a variety of emotional and social challenges. Analyses focused on 2 components of suppression: a stable component, representing individual differences… 

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