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    The relation between emotion regulation choice and posttraumatic growth.Ana I. Orejuela-Dávila, Sara M. Levens, Sara J. Sagui-Henson, Richard G. Tedeschi & Gal Sheppes - 2019 - Cognition and Emotion 33 (8):1709-1717.
    ABSTRACTPrevious research has examined emotion regulation and trauma in the context of psychopathology, yet little research has examined ER in posttraumatic growth, the experience of pos...
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    The effects of optimism and pessimism on updating emotional information in working memory.Sara M. Levens & Ian H. Gotlib - 2012 - Cognition and Emotion 26 (2):341-350.
    In the present study we elucidate the emotional and executive control interactions that might underlie optimism and pessimism. Participants completed a self-report measure of optimism/pessimism and performed an emotion faces categorisation task and an emotion n-back task in which they indicated whether each of a series of faces had the same or a different emotional expression (happy, sad, neutral) as the face presented two trials before. Trials were structured to measure latency to update emotional content in working memory (WM). More (...)
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    The two sides of adversity: the effect of distant versus recent adversity on updating emotional content in working memory.Sara M. Levens, Laura Marie Armstrong, Ana I. Orejuela-Dávila & Tabitha Alverio - 2017 - Cognition and Emotion 31 (6):1243-1251.
    Previous research suggests that adversity can have both adaptive and maladaptive effects, yet the emotional and working memory processes that contribute to more or less adaptive outcomes are unclear. The present study sought to investigate how updating emotional content differs in adolescents who have experienced past, recent, or no adversity. Participants who had experienced distant adversity, no adversity, or recent adversity only performed an emotion n-back task with emotional facial expressions. Results revealed that the distant adversity group exhibited significantly faster (...)
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