Emotion Regulation

Friday, September 15, 2023 - 11:30am

Abstract: The idea that emotions are sometimes helpful and sometimes unhelpful is a very old one. So too is the idea that when emotions are unhelpful, we sometimes try to take steps to alter them. Until quite recently, however, there was relatively little empirical work on emotion regulation. Now there are tens of thousands of new publications each year. In this talk, I will (1) describe how I think about emotion regulation; (2) review research findings which suggest that specific forms of emotion regulation have markedly different consequences; (3) discuss recent emotion regulation interventions; and (4) consider exciting growth points for this vibrant area.

Clinical Colloquium: Professor James Gross, Stanford University