Being able to regulate your emotions is important for well-being, but new research suggests that a common emotion regulation strategy called “cognitive reappraisal” may actually be harmful when it comes to stressors that are under our control….“Our research is among the first to suggest that cognitive reappraisal may actually have negative effects on psychological health in certain contexts.” Continue reading
Abusive moms can’t stay calm when they nurture
A study of physically abusive mothers shows that when they are warm and nurturing, they began to experience more difficulty regulating their heart rate and staying calm.
…what emerged were clear distinctions between abusive, neglectful, and non-maltreating mothers in their physiological responses during parenting. Continue reading