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Emotion Regulation

  1. Kateri McRae,
  2. James J. Gross

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0301

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

How to Cite

McRae, K. and Gross, J. J. 2010. Emotion Regulation. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.

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  1. Stanford University

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010


Emotion regulation refers to influencing which emotions one has, when one has them, and how one experiences and expresses these emotions. This includes attempts to change the magnitude and/or duration of behavioral, experiential, and/or physiological aspects of the emotional response. Emotion-regulatory processes may be either automatic or controlled, or conscious or unconscious, and they may dampen, intensify, or maintain positive or negative emotion, depending on one's goals.


  • emotion;
  • coping;
  • self-regulation;
  • cognitive control;
  • reappraisal;
  • suppression