thoughts/ideas/opinions from scott hodge

Thursday, August 19

Does It Pay To Control Our Emotions?

A study done in 2000 indicates that trying to control our emotions in intense and upsetting situations might actually have considerable "cognitive costs".

The report, published by the American Psychological Association, indicates, "...expressive suppression, ("keeping a stiff upper lip") requires continual self-monitoring and self-correction which uses cognitive resources and therefore decreases the accuracy of the memory of the event."


(Thanks to Pam Fox Rollin from IdeaShape for forwarding me the article.)