Emotion Regulation

Conceptual and Clinical Issues

  • Ad J.J.M. Vingerhoets
  • Ivan Nyklíček
  • Johan Denollet

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Conceptual and Neurobiological Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Johan Denollet, Ivan Nyklìček, Ad J.J.M. Vingerhoets
      Pages 3-11
    3. Jaap M. Koolhaas, Sietse F. de Boer
      Pages 12-26
    4. Peter Paul Moormann, Bob Bermond, Harry C.M. Vorst, Anthony F.T. Bloemendaal, Stefan M. Teijn, Lea Rood
      Pages 27-42
    5. Lynn B. Myers, John W. Burns, Naz Derakshan, Erin Elfant, Michael W. Eysenck, Sean Phipps
      Pages 69-86
    6. Michelle C.P. Hendriks, Judith K. Nelson, Randolph R. Cornelius, Ad J.J.M. Vingerhoets
      Pages 87-96
    7. Guus L. van Heck, Brenda L. den Oudsten
      Pages 97-121
  3. Clinical Perspectives and Interventions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Thomas L. Rodebaugh, Richard G. Heimberg
      Pages 140-149
    3. Carolien Rieffe, Mark Meerum Terwogt, Francine C. Jellesma
      Pages 184-201
    4. Joshua M. Smyth, Deborah Nazarian, Danielle Arigo
      Pages 215-233

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.




Biobehavioral Emotional expression Emotions and research Evaluation Management Regulated emotions anxiety assessment depression emotion intelligence intervention neurobiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Ad J.J.M. Vingerhoets
    • 1
  • Ivan Nyklíček
    • 1
  • Johan Denollet
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medical PsychologyTilburg UniversityTilburgThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-29985-3
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-29986-0
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