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date: 13 October 2019

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This chapter reviews research on the contextual variation that is seen in how older adults experience and regulate emotion evoked by interpersonal problem solving. It begins by exploring the general developmental shift toward the experience of more positive emotion and how this shift may be dependent on context and problem constraints by utilizing the concepts of Strengths and Vulnerability Integration. It examines four different everyday problem-solving contexts in middle-aged and older adult married couples and then considers the physiological processes that might be related to emotion regulation during adulthood.

Keywords: problem solving, emotion regulation, positive emotion, Strengths and Vulnerability Integration

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