Project

Getting through the storm and stress of adolescence: A closer look at adaptive emotion regulation in at-risk youth

Duration
01 November 2020 → Ongoing
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Psychophysiology
    • Psychopathology
    • Social and emotional development
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Psychotherapy
Keywords
Psychophysiology emotion regulation youth resilience
 
Project description

Adolescence is a turbulent period. One skill for helping youth in dealing with negative affect is adaptive emotion regulation (ER). First, we study the efficacy of ER strategies (ERS) in dealing with everyday stress. Second, we study the attentional and physiological changes underlying the effects of ERS using a computerized ER training for three ERS: distraction, cognitive reappraisal, and self-compassion.