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Smith et al., 2018: Learning about strategies and difficulties of emotion regulation increased emotional well-being and belonging in school among middle schoolers over six weeks

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Smith, E. N., Romero, C., Donovan, B., Herter, R., Paunesku, D., Cohen, G. L., . . . Gross, J. J. (2018). Emotion theories and adolescent well-being: Results of an online intervention. Emotion, 18(6), 781-788.
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Summary:

Middle school students were taught through two 45-minute online modules about emotions, that difficulties with emotion regulation are normal, that emotions can be modified through specific emotion regulation strategies (e.g., reappraisal), and that people can get better at modifying their emotions with practice. Control students completed similar online modules but focused on brain localization. Two to six weeks after the second session, students in the treatment group endorsed more adaptive theories of emotion reported greater emotional well-being and belonging in school. There was no difference in general school satisfaction, overall emotional well-being, or life satisfaction.

Psychological Process:

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

What is the Person Trying to Understand?

Selves (My Own and Others')

How?

Psychological Question Addressed

Can emotions change?Can emotions change?

Psychological Question Addressed

Can emotions change?

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Need

What is the Person Trying to Understand?

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

What About it?

Approach to Desired Meaning

Approach to Desired Meaning

How?

Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Process 3:

Need

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

Approach to Desired Meaning

How?

Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Question Addressed

Can emotions change?

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