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Beliefs about emotion: links to emotion regulation, well-being, and psychological distress

De Castella, Krista; Goldin, Philippe; Jazaieri, Hooria; Ziv, Michal; Dweck, Carol S.; Gross, James J.


People differ in their implicit beliefs about emotions. Some believe emotions are fixed (entity theorists), whereas others believe that everyone can learn to change their emotions (incremental theorists). We extend the prior literature by demonstrating (a) entity beliefs are associated with lower well-being and increased psychological distress, (b) people's beliefs about their own emotions explain greater unique variance than their beliefs about emotions in general, and (3) implicit beliefs are...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013-11-22
Type: Journal article
Source: Basic and Applied Social Psychology
DOI: 10.1080/01973533.2013.840632


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