RETHINKING POSITIVE EMOTION REGULATION
Grant number: DE160100761 | Funding period: 2017 - 2019
This project aims to explore and challenge assumptions about the ‘right way’ to regulate emotions, articulating a new theoretical perspective on appropriate expression and suppression of positive emotion. People generally assume there are social benefits to expressing positive emotion and social costs to suppressing positive emotion. This project introduces a new perspective on emotion regulation that recognises that different contexts may call for different strategies. The project plans to test whether the positive emotions we think bring us closer can actually worsen social relations, and whether suppressing positive emotion, long believed to have negative social effects, can bring people ..View full description
Related publications (13)
When Trust Goes Wrong: A Social Identity Model of Risk Taking
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Risk taking is typically viewed through a lens of individual deficits (e.g., impulsivity) or normative influence (e.g., peer press..
Exploring Cultural Differences in the Extent to Which People Perceive and Desire Control
Matthew J Hornsey, Katharine H Greenaway, Emily A Harris, Paul G Bain
In a seminal theory piece, Weisz and colleagues argued that control over one's environment was less attainable and desirable in Ja..
Winners are grinners: Expressing authentic positive emotion enhances status in performance contexts
Katharine H Greenaway, Elise K Kalokerinos, Sean C Murphy, Thomas McIlroy
Research has shown that people who express positive emotion following victory risk appearing unlikeable and inconsiderate. We inve..
Context matters: Explicit and implicit reminders of ingroup privilege increase collective guilt among foreigners in a developing country
Katharine H Greenaway, Kylie Fisk, Nyla R Branscombe
We test three ways context matters in the study of intergroup inequality: where participants are approached, who interacts with pa..
Cognition in context: Social inclusion attenuates the psychological boundary between self and other
Sarah V Bentley, Katharine H Greenaway, S Alexander Haslam
Cognitive research finds that people show superior encoding of information relating to the self rather than to others. This phenom..