Beyond Emotion Regulation: Emotion Utilization and Adaptive Functioning
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Citation of Original PublicationCarroll Izard et al., Beyond Emotion Regulation: Emotion Utilization and Adaptive Functioning, Child Dev Perspect. 2008 Dec; 2(3): 156–163. doi: 10.1111/j.1750-8606.2008.00058.x
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This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Carroll Izard et al., Beyond Emotion Regulation: Emotion Utilization and Adaptive Functioning, Child Dev Perspect. 2008 Dec; 2(3): 156–163. doi: 10.1111/j.1750-8606.2008.00058.x, which has been published in final form at 10.1111/j.1750-8606.2008.00058.x. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self- Archived Versions.
Recent research indicates that emotionality, emotion information processing, emotion knowledge, and discrete emotion experiences may influence and interact with emotion utilization, that is, the effective use of the inherently adaptive and motivational functions of emotions. Strategies individuals learn for emotion modulation and emotion utilization become stabilized in emerging affective-cognitive structures, or emotion schemas. In these emotion schemas, the feeling/motivational component of emotion and perceptual and cognitive processes interact dynamically and continually. The concepts and techniques that promote emotion knowledge, emotion regulation, and emotion utilization have proved effective in promoting favorable behavioral outcomes in both emotion-based and cognitive-behavioral interventions. In this paper, we suggest that current conceptualizations of emotion regulation need to be extended to take these interactions into account.