Emotion-related regulation is a topic of considerable current interest; however, this was not always true. We briefly discuss the history of interest in the topic and then the current state of the field, including definitions of the construct. In addition, we summarize some of the important issues for future attention, including definitional issues, topics that merit attention, and methodological and design issues. This field of inquiry is flourishing, but it is one that is rapidly expanding and improving in the quality of the research.
Eisenberg, Nancy; Champion, Claire; and Ma, Yue
An Emerging Construct,"
3, Article 4.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/mpq/vol50/iss3/4