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Emotion Regulation and Well-Being

  • Ivan Nyklíček
  • Ad Vingerhoets
  • Marcel Zeelenberg

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Basic Psychological Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Ivan Nyklíček, Ad Vingerhoets, Marcel Zeelenberg
      Pages 1-9
  3. Basic Psychological Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Tim Wildschut, Constantine Sedikides, Filippo Cordaro
      Pages 67-83
    3. Bart Verkuil, Jos F. Brosschot, Winifred A. Gebhardt, Julian F. Thayer
      Pages 85-100
    4. Ivan Nyklíček
      Pages 101-118
  4. Social Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Russell Spears, Colin Leach, Martijn van Zomeren, Alexa Ispas, Joseph Sweetman, Nicole Tausch
      Pages 121-145
    3. Bernard Rimé, Dario Paez, Patrick Kanyangara, Vincent Yzerbyt
      Pages 147-163
    4. Daniel Västfjäll, Ellen Peters, Pär Bjälkebring
      Pages 165-180
    5. Joyce Maas, Anja Laan, Ad Vingerhoets
      Pages 181-195
    6. Ilona E. de Hooge, Marcel Zeelenberg, Seger M. Breugelmans
      Pages 197-210
    7. Catharine Evers, Agneta H. Fischer, Antony S. R. Manstead
      Pages 211-222
  5. Clinical Perspective

About this book


Emotion Regulation and Well-Being Ivan Nyklicek, Ad Vinderhoets, and Marcel Zellenberg, editors Intimately involved in our behavior, cognitions, and interpersonal communications, emotions are basic building blocks of our existence. And it is increasingly understood that their regulation, whether adaptive or dysfunctional, is also intricately linked to the gamut of somatic and mental health issues. Emotion Regulation and Well-Being gathers experts from various branches of psychology, psychiatry, and neuroscience to review emerging and ongoing areas of interest for a lifespan approach to this complex topic. Its cutting-edge coverage is balanced between theoretical constructs and clinical concerns, to be as helpful to the reader interested in a deeper understanding of emotion expression in depression or new issues in repressive coping as to the one looking to add emotion regulation strategies to his or her clinical toolbox. Included among the book’s features: • A biobehavioral perspective on coping styles and aggression. • Critical discussion of emotional intelligence in relation to children’s health. • A personality-based classification model for alexithymia. • An attachment approach to crying in psychotherapy. • New findings on emotion inhibition in eating disorders. • A case study of in-patient treatment for trauma-related emotion regulation dysfunction. • Somatic insights into writing interventions. Emotion Regulation and Well-Being is a state-of-the-art reference for health and clinical psychologists, neuropsychologists, and psychiatrists. It is also comprehensive enough to be a useful postgraduate text in health psychology, psychosomatics, clinical psychology, and social psychology.

Editors and affiliations

  • Ivan Nyklíček
    • 1
  • Ad Vingerhoets
    • 2
  • Marcel Zeelenberg
    • 3
  1. 1., Center of Research on Psychology in SomaTilburg UniversityTilburgNetherlands
  2. 2., Department of Clinical PsychologyTilburg UniversityTilburgNetherlands
  3. 3.Tilburg Institute for Behavioral Economi, Department of Social PsychologyTilburg UniversityTilburgNetherlands

About the editors

  • 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.

Bibliographic information


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)