Emotion Regulation Research Paper

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Chapter No. 1
Emotion Regulation
Emotion regulation is the conscious or non-conscious control of emotion, mood, or affect. Conscious control is an active thought process or a commitment to a behavior to control your emotion, also known as a coping mechanism. Non-conscious control means thoughts and behaviors you don't control, like temperament and how some people are just not very emotional. When we say 'emotions', we mean single emotions that are easy to define but rarely occur in isolation, like anger or sadness. Mood is an emotional state, and something which affect and emotions are built on. Sort of like when you are in a bad or good mood and everything else is built off of that. Affect is the description of a person's immediate
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Emotions occupy a part of the brain that we, as verbal creatures, don't understand very well. It is nearly impossible to describe 'anger.' You could tell me what it is like, or how it feels in your body, but to tell me what anger is can be extremely difficult.
It is possible to learn new ways to regulate your emotions. These are most commonly referred to as coping mechanisms because they allow one to cope with overwhelming or painful emotions.
Positive or healthy emotional regulation can include counting to 10 when angry, walking backwards when angry, talking with friends when upset, walking to relieve stress, journaling, and meditation (we will talk about the last one again). Each healthy coping mechanism encourages the person to think through their emotions and encourages the individual to use them again because they help and don't cause harm.
Negative or unhealthy emotional regulation includes drinking alcohol or using substances, cutting, bottling it up, denial, and lashing out. These are not so good because they can cause injury and drive others away. When used, they often allow the person to avoid their feelings instead of dealing with them. In addition, several of them can have consequences beyond the personal level, such as alcohol and substances combined with driving and verbally lashing out at
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Gross thinks that emotion is an individual to deal with the important challenges and opportunities arising from a coordinated behavior, experience and physiological reaction tendency. Most of time, the individual’s emotional reaction is consistent with the change of living environment. But sometimes the individual’s emotions cannot keep up with the pace of the times, this time the emotions will mislead us. In the case of this kind of emotion and the situation is not consistent, individuals need to adjust the mood to adapt to the environment

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