Wise Reasoning Benefits From Emodiversity, Irrespective of Emotional Intensity

  title={Wise Reasoning Benefits From Emodiversity, Irrespective of Emotional Intensity},
  author={Igor Grossmann and Harrison Oakes and Henri Carlo Santos},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Psychology: General},
The role of emotions in wise reasoning is not well understood. On the one hand, work on emotional regulation suggests that downregulating intense emotions may lead to wiser reasoning. On the other hand, emerging work suggests that recognizing and balancing emotions provides critical insights into life experiences, suggesting an alternative path to wiser reasoning. We present a series of observational, diary, and experimental studies (N = 3,678 participants) addressing these possibilities… Expand
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"Wise reasoning benefits from emodiversity, irrespective of emotional intensity": Correction to Grossmann, Oakes, and Santos (2019).
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