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About this book
Emotions: basic products of human functioning, intimately involved in physical health, they have been alternately embraced and ignored by generations of researchers and practitioners. Emotion Regulation offers a much-needed corrective to the conventional clinical wisdom, updating the knowledge base on emotions—specifically their expression and inhibition—as they affect stress, health, and well-being. An international team of researchers from a variety of fields sort out conflicting affect/health theories, and provide the latest findings on inter- and intrapersonal functions of emotions while acknowledging the role of individual variables. The book covers conceptual, developmental, and clinical issues and balances core topics with emerging areas of interest, including:
- Non-expression of emotion in the affective disorders, and innovative approaches to treatment.
- Five types of alexithymia, and their relationships to health problems.
- Aggression as maladaptive coping.
- Emotional suppression in eating disorders.
- Children’s somatic complaints: an emotional-competence perspective.
- Attachment perspectives on adult crying.
- Emotional intelligence: is it really intelligence, and can it really be assessed?
- Clinical applications of the writing disclosure paradigm.
This wealth of insights makes Emotion Regulation a practice-enhancing work of particular interest to clinical and health psychologists, neuropsychologists, and psychiatrists working in medical settings. The book is comprehensive enough to be a useful postgraduate text for these and related fields.