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Emotion Regulation (Children)

Emotion regulation is a process that involves influence over the existence, experience, and expression of emotions. Since the late 1980s, there has been a burgeoning interest in exploring control over emotions. This interest is rooted in the conception that emotions, which some consider distinct from thoughts and behaviors, are essential features of adaptive human functioning. Although there is disagreement about this distinction and the relationship between these parts, emotions can be treated as essential determinants of behavior and outcomes. Thus, from this way of thinking, control over emotions is essential for strategically managing one’s life.

Emotion regulation is treated as an adaptive process that supports academic success, the development of positive relationships, hard work, and positive attitudes. For these reasons, researchers are committed to certain ...

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