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International Journal of New Developments in Engineering and Society, 2020, 4(4); doi: 10.25236/IJNDES.040413.

A study on the correlation between emotional regulation strategies and self-depletion


Xue Yixin

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Xue Yixin

Nanjing Foreign Language School 210008


According to Gross’s emotion regulation theory and Baumeister’s ego depletion theory, the study researches the impact of two of the mainly used emotion regulation strategies--cognitive reappraisal and expressive suppression--to cognitive depletion when inducing people’s negative emotion. The result shows that people who are asked to suppress their negative emotion are more likely to give up in the anagram task.


emotion, regulation, emotion, regulation ,strategies, cognitive reappraisal, expressive suppression, anagram task, ego depletion

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Xue Yixin. A study on the correlation between emotional regulation strategies and self-depletion. International Journal of New Developments in Engineering and Society (2020) Vol.4, Issue 4: 136-141. https://doi.org/10.25236/IJNDES.040413.


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