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  1. Lia Aldao,
  2. Douglas S. Mennin

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0305

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

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Aldao, L. and Mennin, D. S. 2010. Emotions. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.

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  1. Yale University

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010


Over the last 10 years, the field of psychology has witnessed an increased interest in emotional processes. This interest has been fueled by considerable advances in (1) understanding and investigating structural components of emotion (e.g., neurobiology); (2) functional roles of emotions in development, cognition, memory, and attention; and (3) the relevance of these processes to health outcomes such as psychopathology and the promotion and treatment of mental health.


  • emotion;
  • emotion regulation;
  • emotional intelligence;
  • physiology