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Beliefs about emotion: implications for avoidance-based emotion regulation and psychological health

De Castella, Krista; Platow, Michael J.; Tamir, M; Gross, James J.

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People’s beliefs about their ability to control their emotions predict a range of important psychological outcomes. It is not clear, however, whether these beliefs are playing a causal role, and if so, why this might be. In the current research, we tested whether avoidance-based emotion regulation explains the link between beliefs and psychological outcomes. In Study 1 (N = 112), a perceived lack of control over emotions predicted poorer psychological health outcomes (increased selfreported...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/232991
Source: Cognition and Emotion
DOI: 10.1080/02699931.2017.1353485

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