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Dispositional and situational emotion regulation in younger and older adults


Hofer, Matthias; Allemand, Mathias (2017). Dispositional and situational emotion regulation in younger and older adults. GeroPsych, 30(3):109-118.

Abstract

Younger and older adults (N = 207) viewed a film scene eliciting strong negative emotions and then indicated how they had regulated their emotions. Dispositional emotion regulation was measured prior to stimulus presentation. Older adults showed higher levels of dispositional suppression than younger adults. Furthermore, individual differences in dispositional expressive suppression were predictive of reappraisal and suppression in the given situation. However, dispositional suppression was more strongly related to situational suppression among older adults than among younger adults. Future directions concerning the importance of and possible implications for age differences in coping with stressful situations are discussed.

Abstract

Younger and older adults (N = 207) viewed a film scene eliciting strong negative emotions and then indicated how they had regulated their emotions. Dispositional emotion regulation was measured prior to stimulus presentation. Older adults showed higher levels of dispositional suppression than younger adults. Furthermore, individual differences in dispositional expressive suppression were predictive of reappraisal and suppression in the given situation. However, dispositional suppression was more strongly related to situational suppression among older adults than among younger adults. Future directions concerning the importance of and possible implications for age differences in coping with stressful situations are discussed.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Psychology
06 Faculty of Arts > Department of Communication and Media Research
Dewey Decimal Classification:700 Arts
Uncontrolled Keywords:Emotion regulation, cognitive reappraisal, expressive suppression, dispositional and situational forms, age differences
Language:English
Date:8 August 2017
Deposited On:17 Jan 2018 09:14
Last Modified:08 Aug 2018 00:00
Publisher:Hogrefe & Huber
ISSN:1662-9647
Additional Information:This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in GeroPsych. It is not the version of record and is therefore not suitable for citation.
OA Status:Green
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1024/1662-9647/a000171

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