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 selection instruction experienced more positive mood over a weekend, compared with the controls, especially the more emotionally sensitive participants, according to the […]

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