ERIC Number: EJ1021268
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
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Moving Ahead in the Study of the Development of Emotion Regulation
Cole, Pamela M.
International Journal of Behavioral Development, v38 n2 p203-207 Mar 2014
This special section on the development of emotion regulation highlights several important new directions for research. Specifically, the findings of these studies indicate that: (1) emotion regulation develops across the lifespan and not just in early childhood and does so in complex ways, (2) it is necessary to distinguish among emotions to fully understand emotion regulation, and (3) at all ages emotion regulation is socially regulated. In addition, the limitations of the studies point to additional new directions, including the (4) need for a sophisticated conceptualization of the role of gender, (5) the acute need to incorporate cultural variations into the research, and (6) the need to define emotion regulation as a process.
Descriptors: Self Control, Role, Gender Differences, Cultural Differences, Child Development, Research Needs
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