Emotion Regulation: The Extended Process Model

Medley Theatre
Redmond Barry Building
Parkville, VIC 3010

One of the fastest growing areas within psychology is the field of emotion regulation. However, enthusiasm for this topic continues to outstrip conceptual clarity, and there remains considerable uncertainty as to what is even meant by “emotion regulation.” The goal of this talk is to introduce the extended process model of emotion regulation; this model considers emotion regulation to be one type of valuation, and distinguishes three emotion regulation stages (identification, selection, implementation). I will also consider several key growth points for the field of emotion regulation.

Speaker bio

James Gross is Professor of Psychology at Stanford University and a leading international scholar whose pioneering research on emotion and emotion regulation has shaped the emerging field of affective science over the past 25 years. Since receiving his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of California, Berkeley (1993), Professor Gross has had a distinguished academic career. His honours include Early Career awards from the Society for Psychophysiological Research and the American Psychological Association, Fellowships with the Association for Psychological Science and the American Psychological Association, a Distinguished Scholar Award from the Social and Affective Neuroscience Society, and Stanford University’s prestigious Bass University Fellowship in Undergraduate Education.