Implicit cognition, emotion, and meta-cognitive control
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- Sun, R. & Mathews, R.C. Mind Soc (2012) 11: 107. doi:10.1007/s11299-012-0101-5
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The goal of this research is to understand the interaction of implicit and explicit psychological processes in dealing with emotional distractions and meta-cognitive control of such distractions. The questions are how emotional and meta-cognitive processes can be separated into implicit and explicit components, and how such a separation can be utilized to improve self-regulation of emotion, which can have significant theoretical and practical implications.