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Do Everyday Affective Experiences Differ Throughout Adulthood?: A Review of Ambulatory-Assessment Evidence  

Michaela Riediger and Antje Rauers

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Jun 2014
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Oct 2013
Do adults from different age groups vary in the intensity or the variability of their everyday affective experiences? Are there age-related differences in the likelihood of encountering, ... More

The Dynamics of Cognitive-Emotional Integration: Complexity and Hedonics in Emotional Development  

Gisela Labouvie-Vief, Anne-Laure Gilet, and Nathalie Mella

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Jun 2014
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Dec 2013
In this chapter, we discuss Fredda Blanchard-Fields’ important contribution to the understanding of emotional regulation in later life by relating it to a recent cognitive-developmental ... More

The Effects of Age on Memory for Socioemotional Material: An Affective Neuroscience Perspective  

Elizabeth A. Kensinger, Eric Allard, and Anne C. Krendl

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Jun 2014
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May 2014
Many of the benefits conveyed to memory by socioemotional processing are preserved even as adults age. Like young adults, older adults are more likely to remember emotional information ... More

Enacting affectivity  

Giovanna Colombetti

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Sep 2018
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Oct 2018
The enactive approach to mind and cognition has several important implications for our understanding of affectivity. It entails that cognition is inherently affective and, relatedly, that ... More

Genetic Tools in the Erasure of Emotional Memory  

Derya Sargin, Chen Yan, and Sheena Josselyn

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Jan 2015
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Sep 2013
Fear is an important emotion; remembering fearful events/places/stimuli is key for survival. However, dysregulation of fear may underlie the etiology of several psychiatric diseases. ... More

Goals and Strategies for Solving Interpersonal Everyday Problems Across the Lifespan  

JoNell Strough and Emily J. Keener

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Jun 2014
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May 2014
In this chapter, we review research on interpersonal everyday problem solving from adolescence through old age. First, we provide a brief history of the emergence of research on ... More

Goals, Strategies, and Well-Being Across Adulthood: Integrating Perspectives From the Coping and Everyday Problem-Solving Literatures  

Abby Heckman Coats, Christiane Hoppmann, and Stacey Scott

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Jun 2014
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May 2013
How older adults cope with stress and handle everyday problems has been an important focus in adult developmental research. The extent to which individuals manage hassles in their lives ... More

Older Adults’ Perception of Social and Emotional Cues  

Louise H. Phillips, Gillian Slessor, Phoebe E. Bailey, and Julie D. Henry

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Jun 2014
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Dec 2013
Adult aging influences the decoding of social and emotional cues. Older adults perform worse than younger adults in labeling some types of emotional expression from faces, bodies, and ... More

Positive Emotions and Health in Adulthood and Later Life  

Catherine Riffin, Anthony D. Ong, and Cindy S. Bergeman

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Jun 2014
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May 2014
Theoretical models and empirical evidence support an association between positive emotions and enhanced physical health. In this essay, we describe the current state of knowledge regarding ... More

Putting Emotional Aging in Context: Contextual Influences on Age-Related Changes in Emotion Regulation and Recognition  

Jennifer Tehan Stanley and Derek M. Isaacowitz

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Jun 2014
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May 2013
Emotion regulation and recognition do not take place in a vacuum; instead, these emotional processes happen in specific contexts. In this chapter, we highlight context effects in the study ... More

Reconciling Cognitive Decline and Increased Well-Being With Age: The Role of Increased Emotion Regulation Efficiency  

Erin Senesac Morgan and Susanne Scheibe

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Jun 2014
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Dec 2013
Despite decreases in cognitive control with advancing age, older adults maintain high levels of well-being. On the surface, this is surprising, given that emotion regulation, which is ... More

Stereotype Threat in Older Adults: When and Why Does It Occur and Who Is Most Affected?  

Sarah J. Barber and Mara Mather

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Jun 2014
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Dec 2013
Stereotype threat occurs when people fear that poor performance on their part will confirm a negative, self-relevant stereotype. In response to this threat, people tend to underperform ... More

Tasks, Capacities, and Tactics: A Skill-Based Conceptualization of Emotion Regulation Across the Lifespan  

Nathan S. Consedine and Iris Mauss

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Jun 2014
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May 2014
Although widely asserted that emotion regulation improves with age, little empirical evidence is directly demonstrative of this claim. This essay examines the available work through the ... More

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