In this post, two videos are presented. The first is a talk by James Gross, a renowned expert who has dedicated his career to the study of emotion regulation. The second video summarize the findings from a cross-cultural study, examining the effects of brief emotion regulation interventions on emotions during the COVID-19 pandemic in which I was involved as a researcher as well as my undergraduate and PhD students.
James Gross is a Professor of Psychology at Stanford University, and Director of the Stanford Psychophysiology Laboratory. He has proposed the process model of emotion regulation, which outlines different regulation strategies individuals use to manage emotions. He identified different stages in the emotion generation process to facilitate progress toward a desired goal: situation selection, situation modification, attentional deployment, cognitive change, and response modulation. In his extended process model, he included interacting valuation systems with three stages: identification, selection, and implementation. His talk, produced by the American Psychological Association, presents more details information about the model and the findings, exploring various domains of emotion regulation.
As mentioned above, the following is a video on brief reappraisal interventions during the COVID-19 pandemic, produced by the Harvard Kennedy School and developed within the Network of the Psychological Science Accelerator. It is also mentioned in my Project section related to the studies conducted during the COVID pandemic. The video documents the most relevant findings from this the collective effort, in which responses from 21,644 participants were collected from 87 countries. The participants were randomly assigned to one of four conditions: either to one of two brief reappraisal interventions (reconstrual or repurposing) or to one of of two control conditions (active or passive). Overall, participants in the reappraisal interventions showed lower negative emotions and higher positive emotions across different measures, although the interventions were not able to reduce intentions to practice preventive health behaviors.