One of the most important advances in the study of emotion regulation is understanding it as a dynamic process that develops across the life span. Emotion Regulation focuses on current conceptual and methodological issues in terms of change over various time scales: developmental change across years, as well as changes from day to day, from situation to situation, and from moment to moment. Written by top experts in the field, the volume is organized around three age periods of the life span: infancy and childhood, adolescence, and adulthood.
By taking the matter of time seriously, these chapters represent promising and necessary approaches to broadening our knowledge of emotion regulation as a dynamic process that changes with age. The volume provides guidance for future research that will enable researchers to leave behind facile and static conceptualizations of emotion regulation in favor of richer and more explanatory frameworks.
Table of Contents
Preface Pamela M. Cole and Tom Hollenstein
Infancy and Childhood
1. A Biopsychosocial Perspective on the Development of Emotion Regulation across Childhood Nicole B. Perry and Susan D. Calkins
2. The Development of Infant Emotion Regulation: Time is of the Essence Naomi V. Ekas, Julie M. Braungart-Rieker, and Daniel S. Messinger
3. The Development of Emotion Regulation in Early Childhood: A Matter of Multiple Time Scales Pamela M. Cole, Jessica P. Lougheed, and Nilam Ram
4. Emotion Regulation Dynamics during Parent-Child Interactions: Implications for Research and Practice Amanda Sheffield Morris, Lixian Cui, Michael M. Criss, and W. Kyle Simmons
5. In Due Time: Neurodevelopmental Considerations in the Study of Emotion Regulation João F. Guassi Moreira and Jennifer A. Silvers
6. Development and Timing of Developmental Changes in Emotional Reactivity and Emotion Regulation during Adolescence Peter Zimmermann and Alexandra Iwanski
7. The Development of Emotion Regulation across the Transition from Childhood to Adolescence: Regulation of What and Regulation for Whom? Nicholas Allen and Benjamin W. Nelson
8. Emotion Regulation Dynamics in Adolescence Tom Hollenstein and Dianna M. Lanteigne
9. Emotion Dynamics in Older Age Christina Röcke, Annette Brose, and Peter Kuppens
10. Emotional Dynamics and Emotion Regulation in Intimate Relationships Tamara Luginbuehl and Dominik Schoebi
11. Age Differences in Emotion Regulation Dynamics: Anticipatory, Reactivity, and Recovery Processes Gloria Luong, Carla M. Arredondo, and Cornelia Wrzus
12. Managing Emotions across Adulthood Susan T. Charles and Linda J. Levine
Pamela M. Cole is Liberal Arts Professor of Psychology and Human Development and Family Studies at The Pennsylvania State University. She studies the early childhood development of emotion regulation and its implications for competence and psychopathology.
Tom Hollenstein is Associate Professor in the Developmental Psychology Program at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. He studies the development of emotion regulation across adolescence.
"Emotion regulation is about change. So is emotional development. This remarkable collection promises to invigorate research on emotion regulation by deeply exploring the dynamics of emotion over microseconds, minutes, and years. The contributors enlist multilevel perspectives – moving from neurobiology to behavior to social contexts – using innovative methodology. A timely and important volume." - Ross A. Thompson, University of California-Davis, USA
"A unique volume that both reviews the state of the science on emotion regulation and provides directions for future research that incorporates time as a key factor. Contributions illustrate how studying moment-to-moment changes in emotion can inform our understanding of emotion regulation across the life span. Mandatory reading for anyone interested in these important topics." - Linda A. Camras, DePaul University, USA
"The scientific study of emotion regulation has come a long way in the last 15 years. This volume highlights those advances by bringing together cutting edge theory and empirical findings about the dynamic biopsychosocial nature of emotion regulation across the life span. It provides an excellent overview of our current understanding and points to intriguing next steps." - Emily Butler, University of Arizona, USA