3rd Edition

Handbook of Emotion Regulation, Third Edition

Edited By James J. Gross, Brett Q. Ford Copyright 2024

    This definitive handbook is now in an extensively revised third edition with many all-new chapters and new topics. Leading authorities present cutting-edge knowledge about how and why people try to regulate their emotions, the consequences of different regulatory strategies, and interventions to enhance this key area of functioning. The biological, cognitive, developmental, and social bases of emotion regulation are explored. The volume identifies critical implications of emotion regulation for mental and physical health, psychopathology, educational achievement, prosocial behavior, and other domains. Clinical and nonclinical interventions are critically reviewed and state-of-the-art measurement approaches described.

    New to This Edition
    *Broader coverage to bring readers up to speed on the ever-growing literature--features 71 concise chapters, compared to 36 in the prior edition.
    *Reflects a decade of continuing, rapid advances in theory and research methods.
    *New sections on emotion regulation in groups and collectives, specific emotion regulation processes, nonclinical interventions, and emotion regulation across disciplines.
    *Increased attention to the role of emotion regulation in culture, and broader societal issues.

    I. Foundations
    1. Conceptual Foundations of Emotion Regulation, James J. Gross
    2. Research Methods in Emotion Regulation: Evolving Questions and New Approaches, Ovidia A. Stanoi & Kevin N. Ochsner
    3. Assessing Individual Differences in Emotion Regulation: Habitual Strategy Use and Beyond, Emily C. Willroth & Oliver P. John
    4. Daily Diaries and Ecological Momentary Assessment, Peter Koval & Elise K. Kalokerinos
    5. Studying the Dynamics of Emotion Regulation with Time-Series Data, Emily A. Butler
    II. Biological Bases
    6. Autonomic and Somatic Aspects of Emotion Regulation, Heather L. Urry
    7. The Brain Bases of Emotion Regulation: Evidence from Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Ke Bo & Tor D. Wager
    8. Brain Bases of Emotion Regulation: The Late Positive Potential, Anna Weinberg & Juhyun Park
    9. Emotion Regulation: Research with Neurological Patients, Robert W. Levenson
    III. Cognitive Approaches
    10. Mindset Regulation, Kris Evans & Alia J. Crum
    11. Emotion Regulation Choice: Where Are We, and Where Do We Go?, Gal Sheppes
    12. Affordances and the Mechanisms Underlying Reappraisal, Gaurav Suri
    13. Harnessing Placebo Effects to Regulate Emotions, Darwin A. Guevarra, Ethan Kross, & Jason S. Moser
    IV. Developmental Considerations
    14. Developing the Neurobiology of Emotion Regulation, Nim Tottenham
    15. The Socialization of Emotion Regulation, Tracy L. Spinrad & Nancy Eisenberg
    16. Emotion Regulation in Adolescence, Michaela Riediger
    17. The Role of Selection and Motivation in Emotion Regulation in Later Life, Susan T. Charles & Laura L. Carstensen
    V. Social Aspects: Interpersonal
    18. Interpersonal Emotion Regulation, Karen Niven
    19. Implications of Attachment Processes for Emotion Regulation, Mario Mikulincer & Phillip R. Shaver
    20. Emotion Regulation in Romantic Relationships, Tabea Meier, Jacquelyn E. Stephens, & Claudia M. Haase
    21. Emotion Regulation in Parenting, Moïra Mikolajczak & Isabelle Roskam
    VI. Social Aspects: Groups and Collectives
    22. Regulating Collective Emotions, Amit Goldenberg
    23. Emotion Regulation in the Context of Discrimination: Progress and Challenges, Dorainne J. Green, Ajua Duker, & Jennifer A. Richeson
    24. Coping with Stigma, Michael A. Trujillo
    25. Emotion Regulation and Conflict Resolution, Eran Halperin & Tamar Avichail
    26. Institutional Emotion Regulation as a Support for Upward Socioeconomic Mobility, Mesmin Destin & Claudia M. Haase
    27. Culture and Emotion Regulation, Batja Mesquita & Anna Schouten
    VII. Individual Differences
    28. Emotion Regulation through the Lens of Emotional Intelligence, Marc A. Brackett & Diana Divecha
    29. Alexithymia, David A. Preece & Pilleriin Sikka
    30. Valence Bias: Individual Differences in Response to Ambiguity, Maital Neta
    31. Self-Control, Angela L. Duckworth & James J. Gross
    32. Emotion Goals, Maya Tamir & Danfei Hu
    33. Emotion Regulation Flexibility, Elise K. Kalokerinos & Peter Koval
    34. Emotion Regulation and Resilience: When Is Reappraisal (Not) Conducive to Resilience?, Iris B. Mauss & Allison S. Troy
    VIII. Psychopathology: General Considerations
    35. Emotion Regulation as a Transdiagnostic Process, Barbara Cludius & Thomas Ehring
    36. Emotion Goals and Mental Health, Yael Millgram
    37. Amp It Up or Tamp It Down: Examining Strategies and Outcomes of Positive Emotion Regulation, Tse Yen Tan, Louise S. Wachsmuth, & Michele M. Tugade
    38. Well-Being after Psychopathology, Jonathan Rottenberg, Fallon R. Goodman, & Todd B. Kashdan
    39. The Costs of Striving to Feel Good, Brett Q. Ford
    40. Emotion Regulation and Psychopathology across Cultures, Yulia Chentsova-Dutton, Ezgi Tuna, & Maya Tamir
    IX. Psychopathology: Specific Disorders
    41. Anxiety and Emotion Regulation, Amelia Aldao
    42. Depression, Ashleigh V. Rutherford & Jutta Joormann
    43. The Challenge of Emotion Regulation in Bipolar Disorder, Cindy M. Villanueva, Benjamin A. Swerdlow, & June Gruber
    44. The Role of Emotion Regulation in Substance Use Disorders: State of the Science and Next Steps, Corey R. Roos & Hedy Kober
    45. Emotion Regulation in Individuals on the Autism Spectrum, Ru Y. Cai andAndrea C. Samson
    46. Emotion Regulation in Schizophrenia and Related Disorders, David Kimhy & Luz H. Ospina
    47. Emotion Regulation in Personality Disorders, Skye Fitzpatrick & Katherine L. Dixon-Gordon
    X. Interventions: Clinical Settings
    48. Emotion Regulation Therapy, Douglas S. Mennin & David M. Fresco
    49. Affect Regulation Training, Matthias Berking & Nico S. Musa
    50. Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Balancing Acceptance and Change to Enhance Emotion Regulation, Janice R. Kuo
    51. Mindfulness Interventions, Amanda J. Shallcross & Jacob D. Hill
    XI. Interventions: Outside the Clinic
    52. Regulation of Anxious Emotion through the Modification of Attentional Bias, Ben Grafton & Colin MacLeod
    53. Positive Emotion Regulation Interventions for People Coping with Significant Life Stress, Judith Tedlie Moskowitz
    54. Single-Session Interventions: Optimizing Impact through the Extended Process Model of Emotion Regulation, Jessica L. Schleider
    55. Digital Mental Health Interventions, Andrea Niles
    56. Emotion-Focused Parenting Interventions: Theoretical Perspectives, Supporting Evidence, and Future Directions, Gillian England-Mason
    57. Teaching Emotion Regulation in Schools, Jessica D. Hoffmann & Kalee De France
    XII. Physical Health Implications
    58. Emotion Regulation and Cardiovascular Health, Claudia Trudel-Fitzgerald, Anne-Josée Guimond, & Laura D. Kubzansky
    59. Sleep and Emotion Regulation, Candice A. Alfano, Annika M. Myers, & Megan E. Rech
    60. Culture, Emotion Regulation, and Physical Health, Yuri Miyamoto & Christopher L. Coe
    XIII. Specific Emotion Regulation Processes
    61. Reappraisal, Andero Uusberg & Helen Uusberg
    62. Expressive Suppression: Understanding the Regulation of Emotional Behavior, Tammy English
    63. Distancing: What It Is, How It Works, and Where to Go Next, Ethan Kross & Ozlem Ayduk
    64. Rumination, Edward R. Watkins
    65. The Social Sharing of Emotions, Bernard Rimé
    XIV. Emotion Regulation across Disciplines
    66. Emotion Regulation in Legal Settings, Terry A. Maroney
    67. Managing Emotions in Education: The Emotion Regulation in Achievement Situations Model, Jason M. Harley & Reinhard Pekrun
    68. Emotion Regulation in Sport, Katherine A. Tamminen & Jeemin Kim
    69. Anthropology and Emotion Regulation, Rebecca Seligman
    70. Sociological Approaches to Emotion Regulation, Kathryn J. Lively
    71. Emotion Regulation and Art, Kateri McRae & Thalia R. Goldstein
    Author Index
    Subject Index


    James J. Gross, PhD, is the Ernest R. Hilgard Professor of Psychology at Stanford University, where he directs the Stanford Psychophysiology Laboratory. The author of over 600 publications, which have been cited more than 200,000 times, Dr. Gross was founding president of the Society for Affective Science (SAS). He is the recipient of research awards from the American Psychological Association (APA), the Society for Psychophysiological Research, and the Social and Affective Neuroscience Society. At Stanford, he has received the Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching, the Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Prize, the Postdoctoral Mentoring Award (twice), and the Walter J. Gores Award for Excellence in Teaching. He also has received the inaugural Mentorship Award from SAS and the APS Mentor Award from the Association for Psychological Science. Dr. Gross has been awarded honorary doctorates from UCLouvain in Belgium and Tilburg University in the Netherlands, and is a Fellow of APS, APA, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His website is https://spl.stanford.edu.

    Brett Q. Ford, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto, Canada, where she directs the Affective Science and Health Laboratory. Dr. Ford’s research examines emotion regulation, considering both the benefits and the costs of striving to feel good. She has published more than 60 journal articles and book chapters, and has presented her work to international audiences around the world. Dr. Ford is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and a recipient of the Association's Rising Star Award and Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions. She has also received the Rising Star Award from the Association for Research in Personality; the Early Researcher Award from the Government of Ontario; and the Connaught New Researcher Award, Pre-Tenure Faculty Research Award, and Dean’s Special Merit Award from the University of Toronto. Her website is www.brettqford.com.

    "Biting one's tongue, controlling tears, and suppressing anger are emotion regulation processes shaped over millennia. Given the importance of this uniquely human strategy, it is surprising that researchers only recently have turned their efforts to studying the why, when, and how of emotion regulation. With 71 clear, concise chapters, Gross and Ford take scholars and students on a scientific journey through all there is to learn about this booming research area. The third edition of this preeminent handbook will be absorbed, borrowed, and dog-eared by eager readers looking for the latest on the science of emotion regulation."--Wendy Berry Mendes, PhD, Department of Psychology, Yale University

    "Whether you are a researcher, teacher, therapist, or student, this volume is a gold mine of vital information. That’s because emotion regulation is at the very heart of effective functioning, the successful meeting of goals, and satisfaction with life. As I surveyed the third edition's table of contents, I couldn’t wait to hear the latest findings from the top scholars in the field. This is truly a landmark volume."--Carol S. Dweck, PhD, Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology, Stanford University

    "This brilliant and comprehensive handbook brings together the striking progress made in understanding emotion regulation. The book spans the field, from emotional functioning in neurological patients to the regulation of collective emotions. It showcases the robust science that is revealing how the many facets of emotion regulation shape every aspect of our lives. A 'must read' for anyone interested in this vital topic."--Dacher Keltner, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley

    "The third edition of this handbook, like the two previous editions, is a superbly edited reference. It's a perfect resource for anyone interested in exciting developments, pressing questions, and opportunities for powerful interventions in the area of emotion regulation."--Lisa Feldman Barrett, PhD, University Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Northeastern University-Gross recruited an impressive array of authors who are well-known for making contributions to the study of affect and emotion....Ideal for graduate courses or seminars on emotion regulation. (on the first edition)--Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 1/1/2009ƒƒThis volume is a valuable reference for researchers and clinicians interested in either healthy or unhealthy management of emotions. It also would be an excellent text for graduate seminars devoted to the topic of emotions. (on the first edition)--Journal of the American Medical Association, 1/1/2007