Emotion Regulation and Well-Being

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Emotion is a basic phenomenon of human functioning, most of the time having an adaptive value enhancing our effectiveness in pursuing our goals in the broadest sense. Regulation of these emotions, however, is essential for adaptive functioning, and suboptimal or dysfunctional emotion regulation may even be counterproductive and result in adverse consequences, including a poor well-being and ill health.

This volume provides a state-of-the art overview of issues related to the association between emotion regulation and both mental and physical well-being. It covers various areas of research highly relevant to both researchers in the field and clinicians working with emotion regulation issues in their practice. Included topics are arranged along four major areas:

. (Neuro-)biological processes involved in the generation and regulation of emotions
. Psychological processes and mechanisms related to the link between emotion regulation and psychological well-being as well as physical health
. Social perspective on emotion regulation pertaining to well-being and social functioning across the life span
. Clinical aspects of emotion regulation and specific mental and physical health problems

This broad scope offers the possibility to include research findings and thought-provoking views of leading experts from different fields of research, such as cognitive neuroscience, clinical psychology, psychophysiology, social psychology, and psychiatry on specific topics such as nonconscious emotion regulation, emotional body language, self-control, rumination, mindfulness, social sharing, positive emotions, intergroup emotions, and attachment in their relation to well-being and health. Chapters are based on the "Fourth International Conference on the (Non) Expression of Emotions in Health and Disease" held at Tilburg University in October 2007. In 2007 Springer published "Emotion Regulation: Conceptual and Clinical Issues" based on the Third International Conference on the (Non) Expression of Emotion in Health and Disease," held at Tilburg University in October 2003. It is anticipated that, depending on sales, we may continue to publish the advances deriving from this conference.


Section 1. Biological Processes.
- 1. The brain, emotional awareness and implicit emotion regulation.
- 2. Non-conscious emotion regulation.
- 3. Self-regulating brain and health.
- 4. Body language and emotions.
- 5. Emotions in animals.-
Section 2. Psychological Processes.
- 6. Mindfulness, emotion regulation, health.
- 7. Implicit emotion theory and well-being.
- 8. Self-Control.
- 9. Emotion regulation as form of self-regulation.
- 10. Rumination, emotion regulation, and health.
- 11. Language, emotion, and well-being.-
Section 3. Social Perspective.
- 12. Self-conscious emotions and social functioning.
- 13. Social sharing and wellbeing.
- 14. Intergroup emotions.
- 15. Aging, emotions and well-being.
- 16. Attachment and emotion regulation.-
Section 4. Clinical Perspective.
- 17. Emotional vitality and health.
- 18. Positive emotions, resiliency.
- 19. Mentalization, emotion regulation and somatoform disorders.
- 20. Type D, attachment, emotion regulation, and health.
- 21. Emotions and somatic well-being.


Ivan Nyklicek is assistant professor of medical psychology. Ad Vingerhoets is professor of clinical health psychology. Marcel Zeelenberg is professor of social and economic psychology. Johan Denollet is professor of medical psychology. All four editors are in the Department of Psychology at Tilburg University, The Netherlands.


From the reviews: "The volume provides valuable empirical evidence and arguments about the role of emotion regulation in adapting to various psycho-physiological and environmental challenges. The volume is extremely interesting and thought provoking. ... The empirical evidence provided is up-to-date as well as detailed. The text provides valuable ideas for future research. ... The theory and empirical evidence provided would be relevant for researchers as well as clinicians working with clients with emotional problems. ... highly recommended for those interested in pursuing research in emotion regulation." (Meetu Khosla, Applied Research in Quality of Life, Vol. 7, 2012)
EAN: 9781441969521
ISBN: 1441969527
Untertitel: Auflage 2011. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Springer-Verlag GmbH
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2010
Seitenanzahl: XVII
Format: gebunden
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