Emotion regulation



Emotion Regulation
Conceptual and Clinical Issues
Vingerhoets, Ad J.J.M.; Nyklicek, Ivan; Denollet, Johan (Eds.) 
2008, X, 246 p. 17 illus., Hardcover
ISBN: 978-0-387-29985-3

About this book

Emotions: basic products of human functioning, intimately involved in physical health, they have been alternately embraced and ignored by generations of researchers and practitioners. Emotion Regulation offers a much-needed corrective to the conventional clinical wisdom, updating the knowledge base on emotions—specifically their expression and inhibition—as they affect stress, health, and well-being. An international team of researchers from a variety of fields sort out conflicting affect/health theories, and provide the latest findings on inter- and intrapersonal functions of emotions while acknowledging the role of individual variables. The book covers conceptual, developmental, and clinical issues and balances core topics with emerging areas of interest, including:

  • Non-expression of emotion in the affective disorders, and innovative approaches to treatment.
  • Five types of alexithymia, and their relationships to health problems.
  • Aggression as maladaptive coping.
  • Emotional suppression in eating disorders.
  • Children’s somatic complaints: an emotional-competence perspective. 
  • Attachment perspectives on adult crying.
  • Emotional intelligence: is it really intelligence, and can it really be assessed?
  • Clinical applications of the writing disclosure paradigm.

This wealth of insights makes Emotion Regulation a practice-enhancing work of particular interest to clinical and health psychologists, neuropsychologists, and psychiatrists working in medical settings. The book is comprehensive enough to be a useful postgraduate text for these and related fields.

Written for:

Health psychologists, neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, especially those working in a medical setting, post-graduates in health/medical psychology, neuropsychology, psychiatry, behavioral medicine


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