Emotion Regulation of Others and Self

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Project Six: Emotion Regulation Interventions

Intervention studies will use findings from across the project to design brief, intensive multimodal interventions aimed at helping individuals regulate emotions:
a) towards mental states associated with enhanced performance for personally important goals; and
b) away from mental states associated with health problems (e.g., anxiety disorders, aggression).

Study Objectives

Four types of intervention will be studied:

1) Translating helpful emotion-regulation strategies into automatic action through ‘implementation intentions (led by Pascal Sheeran)

2) Guided training in specific self-regulation strategies that are found to improve functioning (led by Andy Lane)

3) Enhancing coaching relationships by changing interpersonal regulation behaviours (led by Andy Lane)

4) Using techniques to enable people to generate their own emotion-regulation strategies and use them flexibly (led by Warren Mansell).

Outputs and Staff Profiles

Example Publications

Method of Levels: Initial steps in assessing adherence. Cognitive Behaviour Therapist
Examining relationships between emotional intelligence and coaching efficacy. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Words will never hurt me: Implementation intentions regulate attention to stigmatizing comments about appearance. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology.

Research Staff on this Project

Andy Lane
Warren Mansell
Paschal Sheeran