Assessing and choosing situations according to their likely emotional impact is a better strategy to help emotionally sensitive people than in-the-moment emotion regulation strategies, suggests a paper published in Cognition and Emotion. “Situation selection provides an alternative strategy for individuals that does not rely on in-the-moment cognitive resources, and allows reactive and/or less competent individuals to tune their environment in order to promote certain emotional outcomes,” say the researchers from Sheffield University. Study participants who received the situation...

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