Regulating Emotions: Culture, Social Necessity, and Biological Inheritance

Regulating Emotions: Culture, Social Necessity, and Biological Inheritance

Editor(s): Marie Vandekerckhove, Christian von Scheve, Sven Ismer, Susanne Jung, Stefanie Kronast

Published Online: 26 MAR 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405158633

Online ISBN: 9781444301786

DOI: 10.1002/9781444301786

About this Book

Regulating Emotions: Culture, Social Necessity, and Biological Inheritance brings together distinguished scholars from disciplines as diverse as psychology, sociology, anthropology, neuroscience, and psychotherapy to examine the science of regulating emotions.


  • Contains 13 original articles written in an accessible style
  • Examines how social and cultural aspects of emotion regulation interact with regulatory processes on the biological and psychological level
  • Highlights the role of social and cultural requirements in the adaptive regulation of emotion
  • Will stimulate further theorizing and research across many disciplines and will be essential reading for students, researchers, and scholars in the field

Table of contents

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    1. Regulating Emotions: Culture, Social Necessity, and Biological Inheritance (pages 1–12)

      Marie Vandekerckhove, Christian von Scheve, Sven Ismer, Susanne Jung and Stefanie Kronast

  1. Part I: Emotion and Regulation: Between Culture and Biology

  2. Part II: Culture and Social Interaction: Markers in the Development of Emotion Regulation

  3. Part III: What is and What is Expected: Psychopathology and Emotion Regulation

  4. Part IV: Setting the Stage: Culture and Society as Emotionally Regulated and Regulating Arenas

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