Chapter 14 – Emotion Regulation
Chapter 14 Learning Objectives
- What is the definition of emotion regulation (ER)?
- Why do people regulate their emotions?
- Differentiate between the five broad categories of emotion regulation in the process model of emotion regulation: situation selection, situation modification, attentional deployment, cognitive change, and response modulation.
- Why is expressive writing an effective attentional deployment strategy?
- Discuss the evidence for expressive writing as a treatment for 1) depression and anxiety, and 2) test anxiety.
- Compare and contrast the types of cognitive change strategies. Which of these strategies (rumination, distraction, and reappraisal) are effective?
- Compare and contrast the types of response modulation strategies.
- Explain expressive suppression. How does expressive suppression impact our memory, our expressions, and our self-reported negative emotions? How does expressive suppression impact our relationship interactions?
- Discuss the outcomes of suppressing and reappraising positive emotions.
- Explain emotional thought suppression. How does thought suppression impact our thoughts and our self-reported negative emotions?
- Compare the consequences of suppression and reappraisal. Explain the difference between sub-vocal monitoring, the rebound effect, and regulatory depletion.
- How do the effects of suppression vary with culture?
- According to Webb’s (2012) meta-analysis, which emotion regulation strategies work the best?
- How does our brain change during emotion regulation in general?
- Compare and contrast how our brain changes during reappraisal and suppression.